Parallel Desktops

A Hardcore Windows Guy Gets A Mac

I have been a Windows developer for many, many years. Before I was a Windows developer I was a DOS developer. I’ve always been a Microsoft fan, heavily invested in doing Windows development. Really, since 1984 – my first job doing professional software development – I have been true blue Microsoft. When I would watch the Mac ads with the nerdy PC guy and the cool Mac dude I always secretly rooted for the PC guy.

Last year something interesting started to happen. Many of the people in my network of friends and family started buying Macs. They were sick of the hassles of Windows, with the viruses and spyware and ever slowing performance. They seemed to be drawn in to the Apple advertising – it spoke to them. And they seemed very happy.