Venturing into the Dark Side ;)

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It’s been a while. I’ve been busy as usual, with really hectic days. My Christmas was nice, but January was a difficult month. I had to face several challenges, including several (and expensive) repairs to the car. I’m still sitting tight, but meanwhile there are news.

The PC I was using at the office (running an unpatched copy of XP; I don’t manage the IT operation, so don’t look at me) kept crashing again and again. The situation got so bad that one day I experienced > 15 crashes, thus seriously hindering my ability to get any work done. Since the only computer available was a Mac, guess what I’ve got.

The picture says it all. I’ve got an iMac with a nice screen, 300 GB HDD and 2 GB RAM. It is ancient, running Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), so you can get the idea. I think this is one of the first Macs running with Intel processors.

So far it’s been a nice experience. A Mac is a wholly different beast than a Windows or Linux PC. Things such as window or application management are done with a different workflow; and some of it could be downright annoying for someone used to a PC. But it gets the work done, and that’s important. All in all, an opportunity to learn something new. 🙂


  1. When you have no choice of systems, it’s always good to find something you like, or at least can tolerate. Life is one long series of adjustments to things we never really wanted.

  2. Hey, Eduardo… somehow I missed this post. Nice! How is it going for you? Mac OS X has gained a lot of nice features since Tiger, but Tiger was a nice operating system. If it is an Intel-based iMac, you should talk them into moving to Snow Leopard for $30. 🙂

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