Friday, March 30, 2007 by Dave Winer.
My second of two PC laptops died this week, and rather than get them repaired, or get a replacement, I ordered Parallels and a fresh copy of Windows XP. Both should arrive today.
Back in Sept 2005, I bought a cheap Mac because I wanted to test new versions of the OPML Editor on the Mac before releasing it. Now, having completed my unintentional migration to the Mac, I'm now in the mirror situation, needing a Windows machine so I can make a new build of the Windows version that works. I don't think this means I'm going back to using Windows, however.
Alan German: "Parallels is so good for my purposes that I've never even tried BootCamp."
Postscript: I bought the Windows XP upgrade, because I own three XP licenses and am using none of them. I even have an XP install disk, so when, during the install process, they asked me to insert a disk, I was able to. Unfortunately the Mac does not recognize the disk. So I'm out another $90 to Microsoft, and a boatload of time. I wonder if Bill Gates has to put up with this. New suggested slogan: How much time do you want to waste today?
A reminder from Kevin Tofel that Apple is no better when it comes to wasting users' time. You can't buy better service by spending more money -- if anything Apple's service is worse than what you get from PC manufacturers, even though you pay a lot more for the computer.