Windows 3.0, Windows 95, Windows 98, XP, Vista, Windows 7
. Once I left DOS, I went Windows and kept with it, never feeling a need to jump to the Mac
. I'd even enjoy some lighthearted mocking of my Mac friends about which OS was better. But a one-two combo last week of getting a new MacBook Pro Retina and trying Windows 8 is finally knocking me off Windows as my primary computing platform and over to the Mac.
Before I write any further, I'm not trying to ignite any Windows vs. Mac fanboy debates. Whatever works for you works for you
, and don't let anyone tell you that you're wrong. I'm not saying Mac OS is better than Windows 7 (or Windows 8) with this piece. I'm just sharing how the Mac finally wooed away a longtime Windows user, myself.
The first computer I owned was an IBM-clone running DOS. Apple computers were out of my price range, back in my college days in the mid-to-late 1980s. I eventually moved to Windows and stayed with it because it worked fine for me. I'd made an investment in software that I didn't want to leave behind, and there were far more applications in those days for PCs, especially in terms of computer games. I used to have time to play those.