Leave it to Penny Arcade to, well – just go read it, I found it funny.
For a long time I’ve considered myself a Mac User stuck in a PC User’s body. When I was younger, the first computer in my home was a Macintosh Perfoma. (Well, actually it was a Commodore 64, followed by a Solaris PC clone of some sort, but the first computer I used to actually DO things with, like write reports and go online and such was a Mac.) And my High School Graduation presont was a Mac Powerbook.
When I spent WAY too much money on a Graphic Artist program at some trade school, we were on Macs. When I got my first REAL job in the computer industry, I had to start using PCs. (Thank god my roommate at the time had a Windows box.) The fact that most of the programs I was using on a daily basis work pretty much the same on PC as Mac (PhotoShop, Illustrator, etc) made the switch relativly painless. Because of this, the first computer I bought after I moved out of my parent’s house was a PC.
I now use a PC predominatly, (both at work and at home,) but I do have an iMac at work for testing purposes.
I’d like to have a Mac at home – as a second computer, (and a linux box as a third,) but I do so many more things with my PC, (not the least of which is play games,) that I wouldn’t want to switch over to one permanently. I want to use both, (or rather all three PC/Mac/Linux) each for it’s particular strengths.
I don’t understand why so many people feel it HAS to be one or the other.