Mad as hell, switching to Mac


This is my first column written on a Mac – ever. Maybe I should

have done it a long time ago, but I never said I was smart,

just obstinate. I was a PC bigot. But now, I’ve had it. I’m mad

as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.

This sounds just like my Father-in-law [[:-)]]. He’s been a PC bigot for as long as I’ve known him, and I’ve been expounding on the beauty of the Mac platform that whole time. Recently, he actually recommended to his girlfriend that she buy a Mac. He’s been helping her get things up and running because he’s a computer export. In any case, he’s been completely blown away by the elegance and simplicity of the Mac: “Most of the time when I’m trying to do something, I try the simple, stupid way, and it just works! I can’t believe it!”.

The article continues:

After having spent [nearly 22] years focusing my security work on Ma, Pa and the Corporate Clueless, I also have come to the

conclusion that if I’m having such security problems, heaven

help the 98 percent of humanity who merely want a computer for

e-mail and multimedia…My company has given up on WinTel. We have

successfully moved to Mac in less than two days. Think about it:

a security-friendly alternative that works and doesn’t require

gobs of third-party utilities to safely perform the most mundane


My Father-in-law feels the same way. Yesterday, I was trying to do something on my laptop mac, and it was misbehaving a bit (that’s right, Mac’s aren’t perfect, no matter how much I try to convince people they are [[:-)]] ) and I decided that I needed to reboot the system. I was disgusted… as a software engineer working on UNIX systems for the majority of my career, the very idea of a reboot pisses me off. So I say to him, “Well, I guess since I’ve had my laptop powered on for the last three weeks straight, one reboot isn’t too bad.” He responded: “I’d be happy going three hours before a reboot!”.

‘Nuff said.