Another Switcher: Chad Dickerson, InfoWorld CTO
Chad writes about his transition from a Windows client and a Linux server to a Mac, replacing the two machines on its way:
“Of course, a small, successful integration project on a small network in one CTO’s home hardly merits a mass OS migration at a Fortune 500 company, but my experience with the Mac at home forced me to re-examine my preconceptions. I’m grounded in reality, so I’m not expecting to replace all the Windows XP desktops and the Windows 2000 file/print servers at InfoWorld any time soon. Still, the next time I’m facing a mass desktop and network OS migration decision, Mac OS X will be on the list.”
That’s something I am seeing a lot when people really USE a Mac for a longer period: experience beats preconceptions.