Sunday, 24 February 2008

OSX Leopard - Why Not ?

PC Magazine’s Edward Mendelson muses that “Leopard again raises the question of whether to switch from Windows to a Mac. I’ve found Vista to be a major disappointment that tends to look worse the more I use it.” Mac OS X Leopard, on the other hand, “is easier to manage and maintain and I vastly prefer OS X to Windows for Web-browsing, mail, and especially for any task that involves graphics, music, or video. Leopard performs all such tasks even better than previous versions did—and Leopard is the only OS on the planet that works effortlessly and intuitively in today’s world of networked computers and peripherals.” In fact Mendelson believes “it’s getting harder and harder to find good reasons to use anything else.”

See the full article here.

The only reason I *need* to use the Windows O/S is for certain kinds of software development. Everything else, for me personally, is better done in Mac OSX. For my software development I use Parallels or VMWare Fusion and run the Windows O/S virtualised. For me it is the perfect solution.

Apple’s computers are sexy, beautiful and a joy to use, as is OSX. When I need Windows it’s there within a window on the OSX desktop. The best of both worlds.

Even my ASP.Net based website runs within a virtualised Windows 2003 server hosted on a Mac Mini !

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