Readers will know that at heart I am a Macintosh enthusiast, but I had been drawn over to the dark side because of work compatibility issues, among other things. As it turns out, my Dell Inspiron 8500 has died (and it has been a slow painful death) and consequently I just placed an order for a brand-spanking new 15″ 2.2 GHz MacBook Pro. I am coming home, Steve!
Technically, I never left Apple since my home office sports both a Windows tower as well as a dual G4 tower. But the computer that I worked on day in and day out has been my Inspiron. What precipitated my return to my Mac roots? Three things: Intel chips, Boot Camp, and Parallels. The world in which I live requires that I have the ability to run some Windows programs. Now I can have the best of both worlds – the class of a MacBook plus the added windows functionality. Sweet.
I can’t wait until it arrives!