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Don Jones Uses a Mac -- And It's Not Why You Think

When folks with connections to Microsoft talk about using the Mac it is usually a knock against Windows. Redmond columnist Don Jones just did the opposite in his piece "Why I use a Mac."

Dig this: Don uses a Mac because he likes Windows too much! Within the discipline of having to USE the Mac, Don would spend all of his time PLAYING with Windows.

Jones has none of those feelings for the Mac. It is a tool, and that's it.

In fact, the Mac Don takes with him on the road is the best of both words, with plenty of Windows firepower resting comfortably in a nest of virtual machines.

There are two other reasons: For one, Don needs to know the Mac so he can answer questions intelligently. And what if, God forbid, Windows collapses and the Mac takes over? In that insanely unlikely scenario, Jones could still pay the rent.

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Posted by Doug Barney on 11/28/2012 at 1:19 PM

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Reader Comments:

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 Zack Wojton USA

My business partner uses a MAC but I think it is because he is a slave to his phone and other apple devices. Plus he is "flashy" and digs the smooth marketed look of apple products. It is sweet with the virtual machines loaded, but I do similar things on my HP Elite book (16GB RAM) with all the aluminum style but no bitten apple logo. MACs rocked when I was in 5th grade computer class, but developing in .NET / C# / PowerShell I require "living" in my element that I support. In short I just cannot afford or allow myself to spend that type of green on a machine, or maybe I am not that “flashy”.

Wed, Nov 28, 2012

I use both Linux and Windows.

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