Thread: I am *so* switched!
01-21-2004, 12:11 AM #1alevinthalGuestI am *so* switched!
I started working on Dec PDP-11 computers, then Dec Vax's, then Sun-1's, 2's, 3's, and sparcStations. I move to NT 3.51 desktops when I started my company and installed Linux servers pretty early on. We then went through NT-4, Windows 2000, then XP Pro. We always used Cygwin and bought exceed Xservers. The linux servers have been fine, but windows has become more of a problem every year. This year our network got hit with MSBLAST and we lost a couple of important disks in the restore process. Now adware is infecting machines and the virus protection software can't seem to stop it.
I spent some time thinking about this problem over Xmas ... and realized ... Mac OS X == NextStep = Unix + Desktop! And it has great bundled software (Xserver, Java, Obj-C, Xcode, gcc, gdb, etc)! and it's $1700 for a G5 desktop! I just hadn't thought about it. Mac isn't a toy PC anymore, it's a real computer!
I've had my new G5 desktop for 4 days. I'm on the network, have easy access to the servers, a great desktop, I'm learning to use Obj-C with Xcode, and have had *no* problems at all.
I am *so* switched. Spread the word.
P.S. Thanks, Steve!
01-23-2004, 06:47 PM #2ZappleGuest
oooook, me too, lol
01-26-2004, 10:54 AM #3StanleyGuest
Don't understand half of what you're doing, but congrats anyway :-)
01-26-2004, 05:41 PM #4HopperJonusFangGuest
i second that, lol
02-14-2004, 04:48 AM #5mrchaoticaGuest
Gotta love the pretty UNIX!
02-15-2004, 03:33 AM #6TylerMoneyGuest
I've had my 12" Power Book G4 since dec. 03, and it's rockin'....I know what ya mean man.
03-30-2004, 01:42 PM #7
- Member Since
- Mar 27, 2004
- Dual 2.2GHz powered by AMD Opteron - *Sends G5 & 8Gb Ram to scrap heap* Yeah! finally switched BACK!
Yup... I certainly do... Check out the old.
03-30-2004, 09:33 PM #8trenolletGuest
Congrats and Welcome..............to the real world :-)
03-30-2004, 09:52 PM #9
Congratz!! I feel the same way! I mean it's such a huge relief to not have to tip toe about the internet and worry about e-mail attachments! And the freedom of running a personal desktop that needs no stinking virus scanner and third party firewall :p Oh, by the way, I was considering posting about system maintenence, and then I read your post - I guess you got that covered
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