Back in Mac
I’m writing this on the shiny iMac Matt dropped off the other night. As it stood, I was the only guy in Infurious not on the Mac platform, which is a pretty fundamental prerequisite for working in a Mac shop, don’t you think?
I’m having to get re-used to the keyboard again and the mouse is giving me some difficulty which might just be due to the mouse itself, but all-in-all it’s been a not-unpleasant experience so far!
I’d forgotten how elegant the whole Mac lifestyle is. I’m used to Linux on my desktop and so I’m accustomed to a certain degree of clunkiness and things not always working the way I’d like. Not to mention that I have to use Windows 2000 during the 9 to 5, so it’s been like a breath of fresh air, which makes the contrast even greater.
I do most of my work on Linux boxen via the command line, along with a web browser and a mail client, so at the end of the day I have a similar experience no matter which platform I’m on and through the magic of free software I can use pretty much the same applications which makes things even easier.
Now that I have the hardware, you never know, I might actually become a “Mac Guy" yet!