I’ve used PCs for so long that I can’t remember the first time.
My dad had an IBM PC XT, and I can remember playing games from Big Blue Disk. I remember watching him use XTreeGold (how many of my readers remember XTree?). I remember DOS commands, which are still useful, and even fun (mostly because other peoples’ eyes grow wide and they ask what you’re doing. Leaving a Windows machine in a full-screen DOS shell creates much confusion for those who don’t know how to close it).
The first computer I ever purchased ran Windows 95, and since then, each new computer ran some version of Windows. As I have previously pointed out, this is fantastically convenient for reasons relating to both hardware and software. Not since the Apple IIe I got from my grandfather ended its service to me about 15 years ago have I owned an Apple computer.
Last night, I bought two of them.
Morah hasn’t had her own computer since her iMac finally bit the dust about three years ago. I guess all that moving in and out of dorms in college finally took its toll. Her new iMac will be a beautiful 20-inch model. As for me, I’ve wanted to return to the Mac OS for years. With evil Vista creeping its way through the PC world like a virus, it was clear to me that the time to switch teams has come. I look forward to the arrival of my top-of-the-line 24-inch beauty.
I expect them to show up mid to late next week. Morah and I can’t wait!
This doesn’t mean that I’ll be throwing out all of my PCs, however. As a web designer, I’ll need to check my pages on various browsers and on both operating systems. Plus, the laptop I have is a PC, and it’s mighty convenient. So while I’ll have a big, beautiful Macintosh sitting at my desk, I’ll also have a PC sitting next to it, and one on the coffee table.
Can you tell I love computers?0 People like this. Be the first!