'Why I've All But Given Up on Windows'

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, writing for ZDNet:

After more than two decades of being a dedicated Windows power user, someone who over that time has installed and supported countless systems running versions of Windows spanning from 3.0 to 8.1, I’ve now all but given up on the platform.


I carry out my day-to-day work on a variety of OS X, iOS and Android systems. I barely giving my Windows PC systems a second glance. My primary work system is a MacBook Pro, and in the ten months I’ve had it it’s flawlessly done everything I’ve asked of it, from run Microsoft Word to render 4K video. I’ve lost count of the number of notebooks I’ve owned over the years, but this MacBook Pro is, by far, the most reliable system I’ve owned, and I put part of that down to the fact that it doesn’t run Windows.

After using Windows for most of my computing life, I decided in 2011 to switch full-time to the Mac, and I’ve never looked back. With Boot Camp on OS X and emulation apps like Parallels, I can have my cake and eat it, too. (Never mind that I still have yet to install Mavericks.)

(via Jim Dalrymple)