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Apple, the computer of choice (but not for me)

Slashdot’s report that 66% of high-end personal computers are macs was a surprise to me, but perhaps shouldn’t have been. I have admired Mac OS X for years, with its superb combination of usability what-you-see-is-what-you-get usability and BSD unix power. Indeed, the last computer my family purchased would have been a Mac, if our standardized line of printer supported that operating system.

Because Mac OS X is thus out of the picture, and I’ve never had a pleasant experience with Vista, I plan to make my next PC a Windows XP box. It runs the software I need, which is more I can say for either Vista or OSX.