morten lund
Saturday, March 05, 2005
 
What is it with APPLE
It turn the head on even VERY SMART AND RESPECTED FRIENDS evhead: Apple Addiction and Mygdal also seem to be hooked. Im no smart enough - and havent got time to pretend its easy to porte all my stuff and turn into smae superuser level as I feel to have on PC.
 
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So not being able to have superuser capabilities is what keeps you from having a mac? That seems rather odd, seeing as how everything can be controlled in OS X from the Terminal and almost nothing can be controlled in Windows. Try doing some actual cases on files that couldn't be ported - I switched 1,5 years ago and everything worked out of the box, even all of my old Windows files.
 
With Superuser I ment / being into they very low level of all details / and it really matters to me.
 
Hey Morten

Just stumbled across your blog! Good job. You have a beautiful and apparently very extended family!

Couldn't find anything intelligent to post except a response to this one. Have to say that I became a Mac addict about 5 years ago. On arriving in Paris, I picked up a cheap PC. Bought a soundcard so I could record my music and had all kinds of hardware conflicts and software crashes. I took it back eventually and plonked down the 100 Euros extra for an iMac because it looked cool and head everything I needed in one box. Steve told me I would regret buying a machine with no floppy drive - lol!! Haven't looked back since.

I've owned a series of iMacs and now have a PowerBook. I've used OSX since the public beta came out. I feel frustrated using the PC at work now because I am so much less efficient on windows than I am on my Mac.

Having studied computer science and worked with PC's for most of my life (apart from a brief time when I owned an Apple IIe), like you, I felt that in switching to the Mac I'd lose functionality. That I would no longer be master of my windows universe. I wound up doing the switch twice! Once to Mac OS and then to Mac OSX and it was really easy both times. If you're a windows user, I think you'll find the switch to OSX particularly easy.

It's true that initially you have to re-learn certain tasks and that it does take time. However, it takes far less time than you might think. First off, a lot of things are quite similar between the platforms and they would be given that Windows copied a lot from Mac OS and that Mac OSX copies some things from Windows. Keystrokes are mostly standardised across platforms for example.

Secondly, things are so much easier with Mac OSX that you learn much quicker. On the Mac when I want to know how to do something, I often just try the most obvious solution and it works. When playing around with Windows, I feel like I have to think like an MS techie to have any kind of intuitive sense of how to achieve something. Clicking on Start to stop the computer???

Take uninstalling software for example. I couldn't find anything in the first version of OSX explaining how to uninstall software. I looked in system prefs and didn't see the windows like "add/remove programs". I found the answer on a website - just put the software in the trash. That is so logical isn't it, and the only reason I never tried is because Windows would have a hernia if I did. In fact, Heike once did this and wound up screwing up the registry so badly we couldn't get past the BSOD on her father's business machine! This is just one example though. OSX just works. There's no fuss.

I think I was a power Mac OSX user within a few months and my computer skills are no doubt far less developed than yours are. If I were you, I wouldn't be worried about the learning curve or about never having the same control of your machine that you have over windows. OSX allows the geeks to go a hell of a lot deeper than Windows does without screwing it up. I've run X Windows and played a bit in the terminal and it does seem that there is a lot you can do in UNIX. I even bought a copy of Virtual PC when I got my first Mac thinking I'd actually use it!

Anyway, will check back on your blog now that I've found it. One day the Mac side will get you!
 
I will one day buy that Mac - and just to feel the whole MAGIC - and maybe turn into a nice well articulated evangelist :) (this is ment in a nice way).

PRO: Everything i do is EMAIL, PHOTOSHOP & HTML (sometime POWERPOINT)

CON: I think Im getting older - les opertunistic - less risktaking- maybeeven a little RainMann'ish ?
 
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