So I've been using a Mac a lot…

Why I have a Mac

A friend gave me a long term loan on a Mac Mini in early December. At about the same time our home PC had a few minor hardware issues, so I temporarily switched our home computer over to a Mac. It is a “high end” Mac Mini with 1gb of RAM, 80gb of disk, and the faster processor option. It has OS X 10.4 (Tiger) which I reinstalled to start with a blank computer.

I’ve always been very impressed BY our, being, rotating, current, smoothPAN style=”FONT-SIZE: 13.5pt”>Disclaimer

It isn’t a big secret that I work at Microsoft. However I try not to let this get in the way of what I purchase for personal use. The last portable audio player that I bought was an iPod, not something which used Microsoft technology. Two of the key computers in our house are running FreeBSD. I keep my music stored in MP3 and FLAC files, not WMA. All of these decisions were made because I want to use the best option available, not the option which helps my employer or stock price.

I don’t work on the Windows OS or work on anything related to user interface (I build email server software).

One Comment

  1. jimmy says:

    There are tons of keyboard controls – they”re just different for the Mac. I don”t use a mouse to surf on Safari. Just use shift-control and arrows to go from tab to tab