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It's not a binary choice

by jwunderl / November 4, 2004 9:53 PM PST

My latest personal purchase was an eMac. I retired my old Pavilion to Linux file server status. My work laptop is from Dell running Windows. I'm happy will all of them, because they match their purposes.

At home I listen to music and play with my digital camera. The Mac is unbeatably strong here.

The converted HP Pavilion running Linux as a file and print server continues to deliver solid value.

My Dell laptop gives me the productivity apps that fit with the corporation for whom I work.

I will say this. If I were to start working for myself again, I would probably go the Mac route with a PowerBook including a purchase of Mac Office Pro, which will give me Office and a virtual XP machine for apps that only exist in that world.

I won't say that I haven't crashed my Mac, because I have, but it takes work. But the combination of BSD Linux stability, the Aqua interface, and the availability of Office and other 'standard' apps is unbeatable.

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