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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.

Do you use both a Mac and PC? Explain at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

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


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