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I made “The Switch” or Back to Mac

October 14, 2006

I made the switch on Monday. I am no longer working on a Dell computer but a 17″ MacBook Pro. I have been thinking about making the switch for several months.

The option only opened up recently. I finally emailed one of my team leaders a couple of weeks ago and told him I wanted to explore the possibility of moving to a Mac. By the end of the day, he approved me getting a new machine. We went to the Apple store and purchased this lovely machine on Monday.

I spent Monday and Tuesday loading software and copying files from my Dell on DVD. On Wednesday, I bought Parallels and set up the Windows environment so I could continue to use Outlook and test websites on IE6. Parallels is great because you run the Windows environment inside a window so you can move between Mac apps and the Windows environment.

Thursday was the first day I was able to have a more normal workday and really get the use the new computer. I have really liked it so far. My wife had a Mac Classic when we got married and I bought a G4 when they first came out. I had to switch to a PC for work when we moved to Orlando. I am so excited to be able to come back to a MacIntosh. I really like the OS so much better.

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