Had lunch with a ‘rich,’ CEO/Chairman of the Board class (very Republican) friend yesterday … in Southern NH. He was attending a shooting academy (yes, guns) with his 20 year old daughter. I have known him since 1991 and have done a ton of high-tech work for him.
During lunch he wanted to send me a PowerPoint … so he pulled out a fairly new Mac notebook. He had always used a PC so I asked him what made him switch.
He told me was running Windows 7 on it.
I asked him whether he used dual-boot. He wasn’t. He was using a Mac notebook as a dedicated Windows 7 laptop!
I asked him why. He claims that he gets better drivers, in particular for his Wi-Fi and international broadband ‘keys’! WOW.
Got me thinking.
Did some research. There are others who agree with his philosophy. But it seems extravagant. Like having a Rolls Royce that runs on methane gas.
I can’t vouch for the drivers. We all know the problems we had with HP printer drivers — but that would have applied equally to Mac H/W.
I don’t know. Just get a feeling that this is a rich man’s toy.
I have to think that you could get a very decent laptop for $1500 less than that of running Windows 7 on a Mac.
I would LOVE to hear you comments.