Sep 14

After reading Jim’s post (Microsoft on my Mac no longer, so long and thanks for all the bugs) I thought I should mention that I had done away with all Microsoft products in my Applications folder.. a long time ago.

Jim can probably reiterate this but it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I don’t have to us Microsoft Word or Excel, anymore! ( I stopped using PowerPoint as soon as I could and never liked Microsoft Entourage ) I don’t have to struggle with horrible UI, tons of bugs and worry about if I have all their updates… Even though Macs don’t get viruses I still worried about having any type of Microsoft product on my Mac.. Once (or 3000 times) bitten, twice shy.

So the only Microsoft products I have in my life are:

  • Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. ( no software on my mac )
  • Microsoft mouse. ( no software on my mac )
  • Xbox 360 ( was developed with a Mac, so that is ok)
  • Parallels ( have to have it for IE web development, my feeling of that are summed up here: Web Development Tools for Internet Explorer

It feels great not having to taint my wonderful Mac OS X experience with Microsoft’s disconnected UI.

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