Originally Posted by Jayhawk
I guess that's why Mac has a wopping 3% of the market while Microsoft has only 95% of the market. It is such a wonderful OS that nobody uses it... Gee. How 'bout that?
Pfft...just blew milk out my nose.
I'm a life-long Microsoft user, from MS-Dos 3.2 right through Windows XP. I've advised IBM (our desktop/laptop provider) not to send a single machine with Vista on it, and that we demand they continue to provide XP on all new systems until Microsoft no longer sells it. This month I bought a Mac.
The only problems with it are applications I need which aren't ported. There's only a couple. I'm testing Parallels new version to see how well it bridges the gap, but soon enough I think it will be clear to developers that OS X is a truly world-class platform.
I have a feeling that in the next year or two, Apple will stop focusing so intently on consumers and start highlighting their latent enterprise capabilities.
The only people who advocate Linux use for production clients (desktops/laptops) are the real bit-twiddlers. I gave Novell's SLED 10 an honest shot a few months ago, on good hardware, and it's absolutely frought with problems that a mature desktop shouldn't have. OS X Tiger, by contrast, is remarkably easy to use, remarkably performant, and would be suprisingly useful for knowledge workers with the simple addition of Office:Mac 2004.
So, yes, I'm using a really advanced version of Vista...called "Tiger"