Where’s the start button?
Mmmm, the Macbook Pro sure is shiny, and i am loving that intel chip, but… it’s not worth dealing with MacOS. Just… not.
Ok, before all of you explode with your ‘Mac vs MS’ theatrics: I know a lot of you out there hate windows, although i can’t really understand why, it’s like saying you hate qwerty keyboards just because the majority of the world uses them and you like using dvoraks. It’s not an issue that should inspire extreme emotion. windows is a tool that does what the majority of users want it to do, and if you’re not that user then you have other options like Linux and MacOS.
But from the other side, i have to say that i like windows. I don’t love windows any more than i love qwerty keyboards – it’s just the standard i’m used to. I wouldn’t switch to Linux or MacOS any more than i would suddenly start using a dvorak configuration. I type fast using qwerty and i can do it without looking, because i’ve been using qwerty forever, just like i’m fast in windows. It’s not laziness – using an unfamiliar operating system slows down productivity, and i don’t have the time to waste trying to figure out how to do something that i already know how to do on an MS system. So yes, i’m sure if i took the time to become proficient on MacOS i would discover how great it is. but i don’t have that time, anymore than i have the time to learn to touch type all over again.
And believe me, i’m not talking without experience. I
wasted spent three years of my varsity career using Linux machines because UCT was too cheapass to fork out for a non-free system. It was awful. I went back to MS with great joy. I was not converted to Linux in any way. Sorry.
Conversely, of course, i don’t expect anyone to suddenly start using MS. Different strokes for different folks.
Anyway, the point is no matter how stylish, i wouldn’t buy the thing because its operating system is not what i’m looking for. it would just be an attractive ornament. but if you like macs… damn, it is sweet.
In local news, my response to this article is: honey, maybe it’s you.