Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It is official :- I am a MacDaddy

It has been almost three weeks since I purchased my Mac Book Pro, and I LOVE IT!!!!!!

Just for a little more background information on me, I hate spending money on myself.  I think that I may have some kind of complex or something.  Around Christmas time last year, I was debating purchasing a Mac.  I went to the store, played around with one or two, had the concierge service help me out with using it, and lost my nerve and walked out empty handed.  Not this Christmas. I literally got up out of bed and headed straight to the Apple store and purchased my Mac before I lost my nerve.

However, after doing some reflecting, I now realize that I should have been using a Mac all along.  I was getting to the point where I was adding tweaks to my Windows system so that it looked and behaved like a Mac.  For example, I installed the following software on my Windows so that it simulated a more Mac kind of feel.
  • RocketDock - Dock bar for Windows
  • Cygwin - Linux / Shell emulator for Windows
  • VirtuaWin - Multiple Desktops
  • Launchy - Allows for the launching of applications through shortcut keys
Now that I have a Mac, I do not need these applications anymore.  These features come standard.

Although it has not been all roses converting over to a Mac, more on that later, I have to say that I am definitely enjoying my new machine and the features that it has to offer.