First, some background info. What are my computing needs, and why am I even considering switching from Windows to a different operating system? Computing Needs My computing needs are fairly modest, and probably pretty typical for someone working in the technology industry: Geek Stuff. I’m a computer engineer, programming mainly in Java on Unix in… Continue reading The Background
OK, long time no update. After many years of using Windows PCs, I’m starting to look for an alternative platform. There’s no single big reason for this, just an accumulation of little reasons. I’m sick of little things not working properly (my PC reboots instead of powering off when shut down, a new graphics card… Continue reading Thinking About Switching
With the latest version of Mac OS X (10.3, or ‘Panther’) adding excellent support for file and printer sharing on Windows networks, it’s starting to look like an attractive alternative platform to Windows. I figure it’s time to take a look. Luckily I work with some very helpful Mac users who are only too happy… Continue reading Mac OS X
Today I organised the purchase of a second-hand iMac for my Grandmother. She’s outgrown her old Mac II, and now wants to join the rest of us on the internet. It wasn’t too bad a deal, either – $820 for a 350 MHz G3 with 128 Mb RAM and a 6 Gb hard disk.