Mac OS X or Windows Vista? Either will do, really.

I believe the days of operating system dependence have finally come to an end, and I'm ready to test it. I know, this is a little strange coming from me, but I think everyone should hear it (and Digg it!).

A new era of technological independence is upon us – either of the two major operating systems will do the job just fine. I left Linux out of of the equation for one reason, and one reason only. iPod/iPhone integration just isn't simple enough for *most* users. It just doesn't get better than iTunes for that, so blame Apple.

Some things may work better with one or the other. And I'm not talking about obvious specialty markets (gaming, platform specific application development, etc.), but the things that matter to the average user. The web, email, office applications, chat, media applications, etc.

Admittedly, I'm a power user, and have been primarily a Mac user since 1987. I've been using computers since 1983 beginning with the RadioShack MC10. I've seen a lot of changes in the computer industry (I actually learned a bit of Cobol, I have used punch cards LOL, and I'm only 40 years old πŸ˜‰ and I think now is by far the coolest time in the history of technology.

So how am I going to test this theory? I'm prepared to switch full time to Windows Vista Home Premium – for at least 30 days.

I really want to help the average user figure out how to live with either operating system, equally. So if you're on the fence, in either direction, subscribe to the RSS feed

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michael

Husband, father, epic adventurer, perpetually curious, rule breaker, startup guy, innovator, maker.

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