Why I Won't Switch to Mac, Yet

There is a lot to like about Mac hardware and OSX. I like the slim, clean lines of the Mac Book Pro. They appear powerful, rugged and sleek and make everything else look clunky by comparison. OSX, with its BSD underpinnings and ability to run X11 and *nix apps has a lot of appeal to me. But I won’t switch.

Why? Because Apple thinks they know better than me how I want to work and, at the end of the day, it still won’t run my core business applications. If Apple would allow me to configure the GUI the way I want it (a la KDE), I’d probably switch in a heart beat.

On the other hand. If Dell (or Sony or whoever) made something comparable to the Mac Book Pro in thinness, weight and sleekness, I might never leave Windows.