InfoWorld: Eight months since switching from Windows to Mac and it’s no turning back

“Commenters on my Enterprise Mac blog have been begging for an update to my column “Mac sense and nonsense,” in which I chronicled the early experiences of a friend who agreed to switch from Windows — her OS for her entire computer-using life — to the Mac,” Tom Yager reports for InfoWorld.

“My friend loves OS X; she’s sold. Wild horses driven by a grinning Steve Ballmer carrying $100,000 couldn’t drag her back into Windows. That hundred large might have convinced her under Tiger (OS X 10.4), but I’ve shared with her many of the published details of Leopard (10.5), due in October,” Yager reports.

“She knows that I’m an Apple Developer Connection Premiere member and that I have Leopard, and she thinks I’m a jerk for not letting her use it,” Yager reports.

“She no longer has a fondness for Windows, and I have learned that if I wish to acquaint myself with the great beyond, all I need to do is mention October one more time,” Yager reports.

Full article here.


  1. started with 9.1 and X.0 after replacing my SUSE Linux box with a G4 450 and ibook(blue clam shell). At he time it was IRIX at work and compaq TRU64.

    the mac OS X experience had come such a long way. It’s great. Used an Ipod touch for the first time yesterday….. i was extremely impressed…. can’t wait for a feature rich version to be released

    i was a Win95 early adopter as well.. in those days i hadn’t heard of macs.

    Now I’m still using panther on a power book g4 and Remote desktop to XP for a living developing a unix app wrapped up to run on windows….. f*cked up or what!

    I’ll buy a new mac book after Leopard has been proven to be stable.

    peace – it’s good to share!


  2. I have used Macs and Apple exclusively since the late 80’s when I was in elementary school. However, I’d take Ballmers $100,000 and use a PC for the rest of my life. Of course my iPod, iPhone and AppleTV would still get heavy use.

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