..... the hell has frozen over. What am I on about?
I wrote in my earlier post
today that I was checking out a new blog client, and that the reason
for it would become clear in a future post - well this is it.
I have trough out my whole computing life been a Microsoft/Windows guy
through and through. I started way back in the Windows 1.0 days and I
have been faithful ever since.
Actually that is a lie, I had a fling
with Red hat Linux for two days - but that is all. It has been
Microsoft and Windows for me. I have been beta testing all the various
Windows releases, and I must say I have been fairly happy with them all
(well, I don't know about Windows Bob), and have used them in
production way before they've RTM:ed.
Until now that is, and Vista. When I first heard about Longhorn, I was
really, really excited and thought this was going to be great - that
was PDC 2003 BTW. Well, we know what happened, but I was still excited
and looked forward to the beta cycle for the "new" Longhorn - Vista.
For each beta release I have installed it, tried to work with it and as
quickly un-installed it. For me Vista is almost the new Bob! Its is
fancy window dressing, but not much more. And most of the added
features of Vista can be had with other OS:es. One huge difference is
that, especially when it comes to security features, they are usable in
other OS:es compared to Vista.
Now, here's the part why hell has frozen over; I have switched to OSX.
Ever since Apple decided to go Intel, I have glanced towards the Apple
space. I guess what pushed me over was Parallels
As I still make my living teaching in the Windows space, I can now have
the best of both worlds, running OSX as my host and Windows virtual
For the last couple of weeks. I have used OSX for a while now, and I must say it is a
really nice OS (heck, any OS that includes Emacs must be OK). I have
had surprisingly few issues, it just works.
So, there we go. I will undoubtedly install Vista, at least on a VM,
cause Vista will have some really nice features that I am extremely
interested in; the transactional filesystem to mention one - but for
now my main OS is OSX.