[lit-ideas] Re: Job with Microsoft

  • From: Brian <cabrian@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2007 17:28:19 -0600

I work on Windows machines at work in our corporate environment but away from the office I'm a confirmed Mac addict. The response to Vista so far has been tepid and in corporate environments where lease cycles rule purchasing many companies will need to almost fully refresh their systems in order to properly run the platform. Not to mention the most significant advances made in security (a prime concern with Windows) were made to the 64-bit platform which has little market share.

Scott Finnie, Computerworld's Windows expert, has given the final verdict to Windows after 3 months of using a Mac. And the verdict is: "Sayonara." Finnie is known to readers here for his many reviews of Vista as it progressed to release. Quoting:

"If you give the Mac three months, as I did, you won't go back either. The hardest part is paying for it — everything after that gets easier and easier. Perhaps fittingly, it took me the full three- month trial period to pay off my expensive MacBook Pro. But the darn thing is worth every penny."

MSNBC had a (poorly written) story recently about a Mac user who switched to Vista and reported on his findings.


On Feb 10, 2007, at 3:47 PM, Eric wrote:

Jihad away, Joerg, since without conflict there's no plot. I'm not sold on Microsoft either. Just don't care much for Linux, and Mac strikes me as a compositor's platform. Used a Mac for a while when I was copywriting for McGraw-Hill, mostly for InCopy and InDesign. It was okay, but not the great creative platform it's marketed as ... just okay.

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