Truth Be Told

The Mighty Apple
If I were to buy a new computer today, it would probably be a Mac. This has removed one of my last remaining reasons to resist.

There are some people who I would find it hard to admit this to, though.

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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8 Responses to Truth Be Told

  1. Kjetil says:

    I use a mac iBook, but I can’t use Windows. But why do you want to do that? Widows was the reason I got a mac.

    As they say; “An apple a day keeps the blue screen away.”

  2. Al says:

    I guess that it would give me something to fall back on if I didn’t like OSX. It would also enable me to run my Windows-based programs and games, which is the big plus.

  3. Ben Myers says:

    Another conversion to Mac! There’s an old song about this, actually: “I saw the light…”

  4. The fact is, mac os x looks a lot nicer, crashes less, and can run all the same programs as MS Windows. I don’t see you having an incredible amount of software for windows alone. Or software full stop, in fact. Anyway, each to his own. I suppose there are just some Windows users who are beyond intelligent discussion regarding OSes and refuse to change their browser, just to spite their brother.

  5. Actually, to be honest, I can see where you’re coming from, macs are a lot nicer, but software is not cheap to replace at all. Especially at the stage where people actually have a business they’d like to convert to mac. I think this destroys most people’s reasons for moving. Anyway, with a good windowblinds package, no-one would no the difference.
    I also like the dual boot interface, with the two buttons on start up. That is schweet man, in windows and linux it’s just a list you press arrows to go up and down (yes, this is from much experience).

  6. wyclif says:

    I think the Win/Linux boot loader you’re referring to is GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader).

    As for Boot Camp, I am so going to the Dark Side. As soon as MacBooks are available in a 17″ version…

  7. Yes, it was, but no-one else would have a clue what I was talking about, see.

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