Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@ddmcd.com) consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management. Follow him on Google+. He publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain and volunteers with the Alexandria Film Festival. He is also on Linkedin. To subscribe to emailed updates about additions to this web site click here.

What, Me Vista?

By Dennis D. McDonald

I'm an independent consultant. I move from place to place a lot. Sometimes I hook into a client's network, sometimes not. I'm constantly on the web and I'm increasingly using web based resources to support my work.

I don't program and I don't play games on the computer. But my current main machine, a two year old laptop, is beginning to show wear round the edges.

So I've been thinking of a new machine -- and Vista. But I am not looking forward to deciding in which direction to go, and the current pricing scheme for Vista I find completely confusing. It makes me think, "Wait, the reason I need a computer is not to run an operating system, it's to generate information and communicate with people through a variety of software applications and tools."

I'm seriously beginning to think my next machine should run OS X...

 

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