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Would I switch to a Mac after Vista is released?

My friend Ben and I got into this conversation. We were talking about the new Mac announcement set for Feb. 20th. I told him about the possible rumors set abound with Leopard, iLife ’07, the 8-core Mac’s and such.

Then he mentioned the oddest thing which I dared not ask in detail because that would be a conversation and a half. He then told me that if I could piece together a laptop from scratch, then he would give Windows (Vista) a positive thought. It really baffled me as to why I would piece together a laptop from scratch. Even Mac computers aren’t pieced together from scratch. They’re all manufactured (OEM) from Apple, not companies like Dell, HP, etc. I will ask him about the details about it later. Either way, I told him that my next laptop would not be a PC but instead a Mac.

My reasoning behind it is because I can not only have the Mac OS on it, but I can load Linux and Windows (respectably). A little hard core to have 3 OS’ on a laptop, but it’s something i’m interested in doing. Having an 8-core Mac to play on.. is well.. like having an ant killed with a sledgehammer. Who wouldn’t want that sort of power available. It definately would not become obsolete in the new few years, but it seems that hardware is caught up to their software predicessors.

Ben may be an Apple buff, but Apple does know where to put their money where their mouth is. I don’t know, I guess I need to be diversed. I haven’t really played with a Mac, just Windows and Linux. Don’t get me wrong, I can get around in a Mac, but it’s something that I definately need to get my feet wet in.

Would I use Vista when it’s released. Well, you won’t catch me in the Vista line. I’m already using Vista Ultimate (RC2–maybe..) but i’m not eager to rush out to get an OS that is a few hundred bucks. Yes, you can get OEM version on ebay but i’m not too excited to get out there yet. I’ll wait, my Vista is just fine the way it is. Same goes with Linux on my laptop (although the flash doesn’t work too well on Linux, but that’s a known issue in the Linux community).

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  1. Dave
    February 27, 2007 at 2:15 pm

    don’t purchase Vista until SP1. STAY with XP SP2. I am serious. RC2 is exactly the same pretty much as RTM.

    I support Vista for a living 100% and I warn you–wait until SP1…then, imo, it is worth getting, even for $400 if need be–it’s pratically that good.

    Also, Apple can do whatever they want, and I grew up an Apple ][ , //e , IIGS freek having had them all….then i went to college and because of price, the college forced me to work on Wintel machines and wordperfect 5.1…unless you are someone who has specific programs to use, or just use email and browse, I can’t think of any reason to get an Mac. 8 procs and most of my apps won’t work on it…and no matter, Vista on a MAC is not the same…I’ve seen it.

    Take care. Good articles on lcd/ac jakc for notebooks.

  2. February 27, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    I agree. Well I am currently using an RC2 copy of Vista but it doesn’t hurt me. I use Windows XP at work so it’s not like I am in any pickle. Either way, I am not really worried. Thanks for visiting and commenting. 🙂

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