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My presentation at Barcamp Gent 2008 - second edition.

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    I Am A Switcher I Am A Switcher Presentation Transcript

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