A couple of weeks ago I got a crazy idea: Buying a Mac. Well, the idea started with an interest in learning another platform and also taking a shot at iOS development. I had been juggling with the idea for a while, and the last straw was when Josh Smith released his new book iOS Programming for .NET Developers. More on that once I’ve actually read it (I’ve only read the sample so far).
So this past week the iMac got here and I installed it last night. Talk about foreign land. Still getting a hang of all the differences (lots of keyboard keys react differently from Windows, for example) and of course the way you interact with OS X is at times very much different from how we do things in Windows. After upgrading to the new OS X “Mountain Lion”, I am now installing various applications and configuring the OS, slowly but surely. Last night and this morning I was freaking out, but I’m slowly getting used to it. Oh and that 27″ monitor looks like it wants to swallow me whole… Bottom line, this is a very nice and elegant machine, and having had to unplug the PC tower to move it elsewhere, I certainly appreciate how little cabling is necessary – an all-in-one computer does have its advantages.
The iMac is really a fancy PC, so once I got the basics up and running I’ll be installing Windows 7 on it as well.