Mac Convert! Am I?

Jul 13, 2006

Guy Watson recently wrote an article that he is a "Mac convert (Mac convert)":http://www.flashguru.co.uk/im-now-a-mac-dude/. "Abdul Qabiz (Abdul Qabiz)":http://www.abdulqabiz.com/ too is a proud owner of a "Macbook (Macbook)":http://www.flickr.com/photos/brajeshwar/183225267/.

Some of our team are already Mac Guys!

* "Freeman Murray (Freeman Murray)":http://www.flickr.com/photos/brajeshwar/182305644/
* "Bill Lee (Bill Lee)":http://www.flickr.com/photos/brajeshwar/181518054/
* "Soumyadeep Paul (Soumyadeep Paul)":http://www.flickr.com/photos/brajeshwar/165580106/

And I won't be surprised if "Arindam Biswas (Arindam Biswas)":http://www.arindambiswas.com/ goes for a Mac with his next iteration of his Notebook!

Macbook Pro Setup

I am shifting to "my Mac (Brajeshwar's Mac)":http://www.flickr.com/photos/brajeshwar/175470064/ but rather in a slow pace. I have to be careful that everything gets sync at the right time with the right software conversion. I have never used a Mac seriously besides testing for compatibility, browser behavior, etc. and I never felt the need to move. It is not that I am against Mac or that I love Windows; I was just concerned with getting my works done the fastest and the best way possible. Oh! I would have not shifted so early if not for "Keyur's Gift (Keyur's Gift)":http://www.flickr.com/photos/brajeshwar/175469951/!

First, I am amazed by the sleek, clean, crisp design of the Mac Software interfaces and their interactivity. It is the ultimate *WOW* factor that gets you right in your face when you're in front of a Mac. I have already fallen in deep love with "Adium (Adium)":http://www.adiumx.com/ which is a universal Instant Messenger for Mac. I was a die hard user of "Trillian Pro (Trillian Pro)":http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/ for windows for the past coupla years. Even my site visitors' percentage for "Safari (Safari)":http://www.apple.com/safari/ have increased from 1% about a year ago to 5% currently. My primary concern is now about "Email Management (Email Management)":http://www.brajeshwar.com/2005/why-outlook-is-preferred-by-business-professionals/, "Version Control - SVN (Version Control - SVN)":http://www.brajeshwar.com/2005/dude-version-it-with-cvsdude/, "RSS Feed Management (RSS Feed Management)":http://www.brajeshwar.com/2005/newsgator-outlook-edition-feeds-news-reader/ and "Keepass (Keepass)":http://www.brajeshwar.com/2005/keepass-password-safe/

Some of the few sites' feed that I have already subscribed are like

* "I Use This (I Use This)":http://osx.iusethis.com/
* "Mac Update (Mac Update)":http://www.macupdate.com/

Having seen, done and said good things about Mac, I have to be careful that I do the transition on a gradual manner! "Keeping both the machines (PC and Mac)":http://www.flickr.com/photos/brajeshwar/183503091/; using both of them appropriately is the best bet for now; will try to pin-point and switch applications that are equivalent or better on the Mac.