The Great Mac Shift

It seems that everywhere I look, more and more geeks I know are making the Switch™. Those few of you who’ve known me for a while will know that I’ve been a devout Mac-basher for a long time. At least until recently. Now I’m having disturbing urges to buy one.

“Disturbing?” I hear you cry. “Why on Earth would it be disturbing?” Well, the main reason is that, even with Apple’s student discount, they’re kinda pricey, especially for someone with a £-800 bank balance and no plans to get a job this summer. Also I’ve recently spent £130 on a new graphics card for my current machine (which is, at least in theory, a Windows/Linux dual-boot system) to let me play some of the shinier upcoming games, and don’t particularly want to waste that investment. So it’s not looking like I’ll be making the Big Switch any time soon.

However, when I next come to upgrade my computer, I think I may well get myself a Mac, along with some kind of console for gaming if necessary (although by that time I shall probably be out in the Real World with a Real Job). In the meantime, I think I shall just run iTunes, run a Tiger theme on my Windows box, and dream…

3 Responses to “The Great Mac Shift”

  1. In the meantime, you could also try out Objectdock: http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/

    which looks very much like OS X’s menu.

    •  Gravatar for Fatty
    • From Fatty
    • Saturday 24 July 2004 at 17:45

    Cheers Vanessa – must be good advice, as I’m using it already 😉

    •  Gravatar for Nina
    • From Nina
    • Thursday 5 August 2004 at 13:59

    hi, I’m Nina, and I’ve been a Macaholic for several months now.