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I was going to go the Mac rout when I last bought a client for home, the main reason for Mac rather than another Linux was that I was looking for a way to regain my interest in computers. I have been in this stuff since 1979ish and had really lost interest in most of it. Which isn't good if it is how you make your living.
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Responses are inline: Alex Hi All, This is just a general Debt Collection of thoughts I thought I'd share. Why? Oh .. let me guess .. you are going to say some other OS is...
Of all the systems I have used and worked on, mostly UNIX, Linux and of cause MS, I have never sad in front of a Mac.
I had chosen a machine and had the idea of later replacing my Linux server at home to a Mac server.
Then when I was ready to open my wallet and start buying, every Mac disapeared from PC World (2 in reasonable distance to me). When I asked about this in a news group I was told they were in big trouble with sales.
So I abandoned the idea.
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What you say makes a great deal of sense and is very close to my own views. I use OS X and XP...
Macs are back in PC world so it must have only been a blip in the market place, maybe they was a new model on its way to the shelves or something.
But while I had been reading up on them, I could fully understand the Mactypes falling in love with the beast. Put simply it seemed (on paper anyway) to be a computer that does what a computer is meant to do.
Ok, I'm a programmer so I would have lifted the bonnet and had a poke around, but for a non-programmers on a Mac there wouldn't be a need to do that, they could just get on with what they want to do and forget there's an engine at all.