Brad Choate, Mac User
Well, I've got a Mac now. I've been a closet Mac lover for as long as I can remember. But they were always just a little too pricey for me (that is, given the option to buy a Mac or a new PC, the new PC always won out). Well, that changed this week when I found out that my company had a few old Macs they were looking to sell at a minimal price. So it's a G3/350 with 256 MB RAM, a 6 GB hard drive, mouse and keyboard. For $100.
So now it's at home on my network. It's replacing an old Pentium Pro 200 MHz PC that Georgia was using. Don't hold your breath for a "switch" video from me. I'm still using Windows and Linux. The Mac just complements everything else. Lets me experience the side I've been missing.
Now that I own a Mac, I get my chance to complain about the one button mouse. <rant>What is up with the ONE BUTTON MOUSE? I mean, does Apple lack the engineering wherewithal to put that second or third button on their mice? Yes, I think they know better too -- but why don't they? I must research this. My very first mouse -- the original Microsoft mouse -- had two buttons.</rant> Ok, I feel a little better now. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my optical Microsoft mouse would work on the Mac, but alas only it's left-hand button.
For those of you Mac fanatics, now is your chance to tell me what software I must install on this thing. It's been a few years since I've had convenient access to one (6 years since college), so post a comment below and tell me what I've been missing. I'm currently running OS 9, but I will probably rectify that soon. Already on my list (once I'm running OS X anyway): iTerm and Spring.