With the exception of an original iMac I worked on for a couple years after graduation, my personal computers have always been, well, PCs.
I've also had a progression of Android smartphones and tablets, plus a mostly abandoned Ubuntu laptop, but 99% of the time I'm sitting down to a machine with a keyboard, it's had a Windows OS.
Until last week—when I unpacked the refurbished MacBook Pro I'm using to type up this blog post.
I changed jobs in May and, with that, came a change of operating systems to stay in sync with my team. While I was given the option of sticking with a Windows machine, it would have been a painful choice to be the lone Windows box among a Rails team—just as it would have been to be the only dev on a Mac at my previous gig at a mainly .NET shop.
The switch has been mostly easy, and it seems it will be the little things that continue to confound me. How long will it take, for example, for me to stop moving my mouse to the upper right of a window to close...[ read more ]