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  • Andrew T Schwab 9:09 pm on March 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: browsers, , Mac, OS, Windows7   

    Operating Systems Don’t Matter, But I Still Want a Mac 

    I’ve become one mixed up computer user. For the past few months I’ve been running Snow Leopard on a hackintosh at home as my main desktop computer. I also have an old laptop running Windows 7 that I occasionally will drag into the living room and work on in front of the TV but more and more, my living room surfing is done on my iPhone.

    At work I am running Windows XP; mostly because I just haven’t had time to upgrade to Windows 7. I also have an Ubuntu Linux netbook that goes with me to meetings and what not.

    Just a few years ago, I would have found it impossible to jump between Operating Systems like this. Just keeping up with the application requirements would have driven me insane. But now I just open up my web browser (Firefox or Chrome mostly) on whatever system I am using and Bam! its all there. Email, Docs (we use Google Apps at school), Remote Desktop (yes I do need to access my Windows Servers), The Internet.  Everything I use on a day to day basis is cross platform or in the cloud.

    I guess if I stop to think about it I’m what you could call tri-lingual when it comes to Operating Systems.  It’s kind of neat; in a geeky sort of way.  Having said that I should be able to format my computer right now, reinstall Windows or even better (for my wallet) Ubuntu and be back on my merry way.  Except I don’t.  So if someone would care to explain why I continue to find myself inexplicably drawn to the most expensive platform out there I’d be much obliged.

    Because I still want a Mac.

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  • Andrew T Schwab 8:58 pm on March 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: CUE   

    Quick Note 

    Catching up on grades and letting the brain swelling subside from the awesome CUE Conference last week. Hope to post some thoughts later when they have had a chance to percolate.

     
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