I Am A Switcher

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I Am A Switcher

  1. I am a switcher <ul><li>From Windows to MacOS </li></ul>
  2. Me <ul><li>Tom Adriaenssen </li></ul><ul><li>@inferis on twitter </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.blergh.be </li></ul><ul><li>http://codedump.blergh.be </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.inferis.org/kindjes </li></ul><ul><li>Freelance developer/architect </li></ul>
  3. Some history <ul><li>ZX Spectrum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aged 12, “Sommen” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Atari ST </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Installed DOS card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Indy3!” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>386, Windows 3.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Pentium </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My first own PC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Several laptops (medion, thinkpads, dell) </li></ul>
  4. My Dell Latitude D800
  5. My first Mac <ul><li>Macbook Pro 17” </li></ul><ul><li>First generation </li></ul>
  6. My first Mac <ul><li>First thing I did? </li></ul>
  7. My first Mac <ul><li>First thing I did: install windows on it. </li></ul>
  8. Windows, on a mac? <ul><li>Why? Because I could. </li></ul>
  9. Windows, on a mac? <ul><li>Plan: use both OSX and Windows. </li></ul>
  10. Windows, on a mac? <ul><li>Result: I only used Windows. </li></ul>
  11. Windows, on a mac? <ul><li>Or: A Windows box, with an Apple skin… </li></ul>
  12. Switched? <ul><li>Nope, I just got another type of machine. </li></ul>
  13. The real switch <ul><li>30 june 2008 </li></ul>
  14. The real switch <ul><li>30 june 2008: more than 2 years after purchase. </li></ul>
  15. The real switch <ul><li>Cause: Vista SP1 beta was about to timebomb </li></ul>
  16. The real switch <ul><li>Bought Leopard, removed Windows altogether. </li></ul>
  17. The real switch <ul><li>Brought Windows back in a VM. Parallels rules. </li></ul>
  18. The real switch <ul><li>Bought “a lot” of Mac software… </li></ul>
  19. The real switch <ul><li>Textmate, Transmit, but also an NTFS driver. </li></ul>
  20. The real switch <ul><li>PHP development on a Mac is Schweet TM. </li></ul>
  21. The real switch <ul><li>A developer’s essential on a Mac: QWERTY. </li></ul>
  22. Mac+ <ul><li>What I like about a Mac? </li></ul>
  23. Mac+ <ul><li>It has internet. </li></ul>
  24. Mac+ <ul><li>It has internet. And email. </li></ul>
  25. Mac+ <ul><li>It has internet. And email. And Facebook. </li></ul>
  26. Mac+ <ul><li>And you can use it to watch porn. </li></ul>
  27. Mac+ <ul><li>(comes with the internet) </li></ul><ul><li>And you can use it to watch porn. </li></ul>
  28. Mac+ <ul><li>And you can use it to watch porn. Or make porn. </li></ul>
  29. Mac+ <ul><li>Isn’t that what iMovie is for? And iDVD? </li></ul>
  30. Mac+ <ul><li>On a more serious note… </li></ul>
  31. Mac+ <ul><li>She’s got the look. </li></ul>
  32. Mac+ <ul><li>She’s got the look. (Macporn, anyone?) </li></ul>
  33. Mac+ <ul><li>Her software looks good, too. </li></ul>
  34. Mac+ <ul><li>Love the usability aspects. </li></ul>
  35. Mac+ <ul><li>Love the usability aspects (it just works). </li></ul>
  36. Mac+ <ul><li>For example: drag’n’drop app install. </li></ul>
  37. Mac+ <ul><li>It’s stable. </li></ul>
  38. Mac+ <ul><li>It’s stable (kernel panics FTW). </li></ul>
  39. Mac+ <ul><li>“ Hey, this is a UNIX system. I know this!” </li></ul>
  40. Mac+ <ul><li>I love the font aliasing. </li></ul>
  41. Mac- <ul><li>What I don’t like about a Mac? </li></ul>
  42. Mac- <ul><li>It’s too fucking expensive. </li></ul>
  43. Mac- <ul><li>The Finder sucks. </li></ul>
  44. Mac- <ul><li>The Finder sucks (most of the time). </li></ul>
  45. Mac- <ul><li>Spaces is nice, but a mess. </li></ul>
  46. Mac- <ul><li>Hidden dialogs are teh suXX0rs. </li></ul>
  47. Mac- <ul><li>I sometimes miss real maximized apps. </li></ul>
  48. Mac- <ul><li>Haven’t found a good place for the Dock. </li></ul>
  49. Windows?
  50. Windows? Meh. <ul><li>Explorer sucks. It also hangs, sometimes. </li></ul>
  51. Windows? Meh. <ul><li>Annoying Windows Updates wanting reboots. </li></ul>
  52. Windows? Meh. <ul><li>IE6. </li></ul>
  53. Windows? Meh. <ul><li>IE6, IE7. </li></ul>
  54. Windows? Meh. <ul><li>IE6, IE7. Perhaps IE8. But it looks cool. </li></ul>
  55. Windows? Meh. <ul><li>Did I mention IE6? </li></ul>
  56. Windows? Meh. <ul><li>The “need” for virusscanners and anti-malware. </li></ul>
  57. Windows? Meh. <ul><li>Per app keyboard settings? Really? </li></ul>
  58. A Mac is great <ul><li>But the hardware sucks. </li></ul>
  59. Hardware woes <ul><li>Might be bad luck, but… </li></ul>
  60. Hardware woes <ul><li>The DVD drive is FUBAR. </li></ul>
  61. Hardware woes <ul><li>Wifi performance has be sub-par from the start. </li></ul>
  62. Hardware woes <ul><li>I’ve had one battery replaced, </li></ul><ul><li>and now need another one. </li></ul>
  63. Hardware woes
  64. Hardware woes <ul><li>Why do you think I’m presenting this from a Windows Tablet, eh? </li></ul>
  65. Hardware woes <ul><li>No more 1 st gen Apple hardware for me. </li></ul>
  66. It’s about choice <ul><li>I can run what I want. </li></ul>
  67. It’s about choice <ul><li>I can run cool Mac apps in OSX. </li></ul>
  68. It’s about choice <ul><li>I can do .Net development in a Windows VM. </li></ul>
  69. It’s about choice <ul><li>I can play PC games in a bootcamp setup. </li></ul>
  70. It’s about choice <ul><li>I can combine Windows and Mac apps. </li></ul><ul><li>Coherence FTW. </li></ul>
  71. It’s about choice <ul><li>I can combine Windows and Mac apps. </li></ul><ul><li>VM and Bootcamp integration FTW. </li></ul>
  72. It’s about choice <ul><li>It’s also why I don’t want an iPhone. </li></ul>
  73. Ideally? <ul><li>I’d like to run OSX on “commodity hardware”. </li></ul>
  74. Ideally? <ul><li>About of the box, without hacks. </li></ul>
  75. Ideally? <ul><li>I don’t care much about the external aesthetics, </li></ul><ul><li>to be fair. </li></ul>
  76. Ideally? <ul><li>But the software is great. </li></ul>
  77. The future? <ul><li>I’m getting myself a new Macbook Pro. </li></ul>
  78. The future? <ul><li>Hoping there’s going to be a new 17” model. </li></ul>
  79. The future? <ul><li>I need my screen real estate. </li></ul>
  80. The future? <ul><li>Might break my 1 st gen hardware rule. We’ll see. </li></ul>
  81. Thanks. <ul><li>Time left for questions? Probably not. </li></ul>
  82. And oh: ban IE6. Please. <ul><li>This presentation was presented at #barcampgent2. </li></ul>

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