I have a confession.
I’m a Mac bigot.
There. I said it. Now I feel better.
I was a Windows user from the mid 1980s. I’m probably the only person you’ll run into who bought Windows 1.0 and every version of Windows since (until Vista). I’ve also played with the Lisa, the Next machine, Mac OS 9, and several distros of Linux (RedHat, Fedora, SuSE, Ubuntu, Mandriva, …). I’ve written programs for OS/2 and Windows to the native API. I’ve amassed a large collection of software bought specifically for Windows.
I bought my first Macs for my kids in 1998 when they were in grade school and the things were running Mac OS 8.5. I bought my first Mac when OS X came out. I gradually forsook my Windows investment and haven’t looked back since.
The tools are there, the speed is there, the ease-of-use is there (depending on the application). The only things I long for are a decent version of Quicken, and (lately) a less bloated version of PowerPoint.
I’m curious if there is a following among i users. I hear rumors.
Let me know I’m not alone.
With Web 2.0 and the advent of wikis, blogs, online games and apps… is it time we reconsider the term Web “Browser”?