Today marks the tenth anniversary of the release of the Mac OS X beta. It wouldn’t be for another three years that I would get my first taste of OS X on an iBook during a communications course at my University. A year later I would come home to find my laptop stolen and a desperate need for a new computer. It was at this time that I purchased a Powerbook G4 12” – the most fabled and perhaps most loved Mac portable to date.
Since the end of 2004 I have used Mac OS X non-stop, I am an early adopter on all Apple products and a hardcore fanboy. I have been thinking a bit about what Mac’s mean to me, specifically what if anything I should write on this anniversary of the platform.
Piece of Mind
Then it came to me, what I really truly love about OS X (putting aside the beautiful hardware) is the piece of mind that it gives me. Here are a few worries that Mac OS X made moot:
- Anti-Virus Software
- Windows Registry Issues
- DLL files
- Clippy (you know the MS Office paper clip helper guy)
- NetSend (if you don’t know what this is Google it)
- Plastic computers
- ‘Active Desktop’ Errors
- Internet Explorer
- ‘Safe mode’
- ‘Safe mode w/ networking’
- ! Important Install Drivers before plugging this peripheral in!
- PS/2 Ports
- Little yellow bubbles in the corner of my screen
Mac OS X, giving me piece of mind since 12/2004. Thanks Apple.