Today I had my first work day with my MacBook Pro. I am writing another Blog about my experience using Mac only tools. The blog is called iMacFool. My department director and network administrator had a lot of fun with trying to figure out why I was using a Mac. The department director is a Mac user and he scoffed at me using VMware Fusion to put my virtual machine of my old Windows laptop on my Mac. The network administrator razzed me as a free thinker that does not process in a lineal fashion.
So in that moment I relized that what I had been waiting fo was truly in my hands. I wanted to get a MacBook Pro not because I wanted to run the Mac OS only. I wanted a MacBook Pro because I believe Apple Computer has finally got it right, they have harnessed the Intel processor, good industrial design and BSD with the Apple brand. I have been waiting to come back to a Mac for 10 years. I ahve waited for a computer to truly keep up with me and do exactly what I want all on one piece of hardware. The MacBook Pro is such a computer.
So am I a Mac fanactic all of a sudden? Will I start to bash Microsoft products? No, I’ll do none of the fore mentioned. I will continue to work with the tools that I choose and solve problems. I can appreciate how Apple chose to allow a user like myself to run Microsoft software on Apple hardware. In fact I installed Vista on this Mac and got all of the laptop drivers to work faster than ever before.
So from one desktop run MS Office, Adobe CS4 and PC-BSD. I have hardware and software that is easy to use so all I have to worry about is creating content and solving problems. I’m sure that in a year from now thee will be e lot of changes in the computer world. I kept my IBM A21P for over 6 years. I can only hope that this MacBook Pro will keep me happy for halve that long.