Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Jan 2007 22:14 UTC, submitted by mlauzon
Windows "This story is for anyone considering or interested in switching from Mac to Microsoft's very beautiful new operating system, Windows Vista. I made the switch several weeks ago, from my trusty 12" PowerBook to (at first) a 17" HP widescreen notebook. Was my switch from Mac to Windows Vista easy? Was I able to 'Think Different', the other way around? And a month later, have I decided to stick with Vista or go back to the Mac? Read on to find out - and please, before you send hate mail, read the whole story."
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weird...
by amaze_9 on Wed 31st Jan 2007 22:32 UTC
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2005-11-12

The article comes from MSNBC, the author seems to commend Vista's various shiny new features, and in the end he switched back to OS X...

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RE: weird...
by BluenoseJake on Thu 1st Feb 2007 01:34 in reply to "weird..."
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2005-08-11

Actually, he didn't switch back to Mac OS X, he switched back to a MAC, because of the Design of the laptop. Didn't sound like he had too much against Vista

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RE[2]: weird...
by Moochman on Thu 1st Feb 2007 05:56 in reply to "RE: weird..."
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2005-07-06

Of course part of the reason he didn't like the laptop was that the sleep functionality didn't work right--and this seems to be a Vista problem....

Always was one of my main motivations to get a Mac, actually--my last laptop (an HP) always had trouble reliably going to sleep--it would do it once per Windows session, but after that a full shutdown was necessary if I wanted to power it down. Then it died, though, and the used Toshiba I picked up to replace it works considerably better.

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RE[3]: weird...
by SHatfield on Thu 1st Feb 2007 15:14 in reply to "RE: weird..."
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2006-12-23

To me it is not at all weird that he switched back.

I work in Windows all day, but have only Macs at home. I know the "feeling" that he talks about -- when you sit down to your Mac, you are "home". When you sit down with Windows, you are a visitor. Like watching a movie on TV at home, with your kitchen and bathroom only a few feet away, vs. watching a movie in a theater. The kids are talking too loud and/or kicking the back of your seat... and the Coke that you drank is now nudging you out of the theater and you don't have a pause button!

I know that other people feel this way as well, even if they don't realize it -- look at all of the themes that try to make WinXP or Linux look like Mac OS X, for instance. But even though they can make WinXP or Linux (loosely) resemble a Mac, they can never make it FEEL like one, and that's why Apple is selling a lot of Macs now.

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RE: weird...
by Darkelve on Thu 1st Feb 2007 10:13 in reply to "weird..."
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2006-02-06

"The article comes from MSNBC, the author seems to commend Vista's various shiny new features, and in the end he switched back to OS X..."

Well, if you're paranoid, you *could* say that the entire purpose of the article is to get the sceptical Apple/Linux fans interested in actually *reading* a Vista article in the first place.

This way, they can read all about Vista's "shiny new features", which otherwise they probably wouldn't bother with.

Now question is: is MS really out to get you? :p

Edited 2007-02-01 10:14

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RE[2]: weird...
by beowuff on Thu 1st Feb 2007 20:58 in reply to "RE: weird..."
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2006-07-26

Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're NOT out to get me...

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