Can't unswitch, I've gone too far




Tim Bray let out some frustration earlier concerning his gripes with the Apple platform. Tim, I've been there, and I've unswitched, and switched, and unswitched..and finally switched back. The initial releases of Rhapsody and OS X had me doing a peculiar dance for a couple of years but I think I can now safely say that I have switched over for the final time in my life (since this is the Internet, that means 3 years).

Anyways, I could go on and on about why I can't unswitch from OS X, but I'd just end up sounding like a hacked together commercial, but here are the main reasons,

1.) Unix with 110% desktop usability, including cameras, firewire, etc.
2.) I can sync my cell phone to the address book and calendar via bluetooth.
3.) The apps look and feel amazing.
4.) The development environment is pretty kick ass.


5.) All the above did not take any major effort to achieve, at least on my part.

I run a 12" Powerbook 1.33ghz with 1.25gig of RAM and it suits me pretty good. Tim, my advice is to wait until Tiger hits the streets. Spotlight might possibly spoil you forever. This is another reason I've stuck with Mail.app. I have over 4gigs of Email data and I know that Mail.app will be Spotlight enabled right outta the box.

Comments:

hmm, SE k750, INTERESTING!! and MAC, wow, you must be loaded!

Posted by Omair on October 09, 2005 at 05:25 AM PDT #

I didn't even know what a SE k750 was until I Googled it! Actually, in America the phone is sold as a 'T637'. I don't have it anymore, unfortunately. Loved that phone though. I have a T616 with a bad mic, I wish I could get it fixed somehow. As for being loaded, I wish. :)

Posted by Moazam on October 11, 2005 at 03:47 PM PDT #

So it sounds like it would be nuts to move from OS X to Solaris 10 as a primary work desktop set-up (emacs, latex, R, email, web, office stuff)?

Posted by aric on November 17, 2005 at 05:23 AM PST #

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