Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I used to think Macs were for wimps. I used to think only graphic designers, artists and school kids used them. And people used to think the world was flat.
I have seen the light. I am now a Mac convert. I switched over in February to using a MacBook Pro and while it's taken me a while to fully leave behind my Dell laptop, I think I can officially say that I'm there. I haven't had to use my old laptop to do anything in several weeks. Everything I need or want to do is getting done on my MacBook. Yippee!
This laptop is a thing of beauty. Every time I sit down in front of it, I get happy. It just plain looks cool for starters! It did take me a bit of getting used to being in Mac-land, but now that I've made friends with Finder and got all the applications I need installed and working, I can't ever see myself going back to PC-land.
Since I didn't get my MacBook with OS X Server, I have loaded VMWare Fusion so I could have virtual machines for Windows and Linux so I could have an Oracle database install handy. But, that was no big effort and I can easily start/stop an image and even use the Unity feature of VMWare fusion to make my virtual machine "merge" with my Mac desktop so that things look like I'm in a single environment. I could've gone with BootCamp (comes with Mac OS) or Parallels, but VMWare has been a really good fit for me.
I've come a long way from the days when I thought Macs were for wimps. Not only does my MacBook Pro do everything I need it to, it even does stuff I have yet to use. So, if you're thinking of going Mac, I can highly recommend it. Once you go Mac, you never go back!