my Lap Top as of Dec'2004, because:
wife and kids may get more into computers in next couple years, and want a single platform that will be easy for everyone to deal with
want something with no virus hassles (though I honestly haven't had problems with that - I run ZoneAlarm and it does the job)
seems great at dealing with sleep-mode and WiFi
LinuxOS just smells like a nightmare with laptops, so at least this way I have FreeBSD underneath MacOs X
Need to start picking replacements for my MsWindows apps, and moving data.
Been trying to stick with Saf Ari/MailApp, but MailApp is smelling like its support for authoring HTML stinks: (a) Drag And Drop of table from web page doesn't seem to work right, and (b) can't seem to stick an href behind a label (rather than showing the entire URL, which may be huge). Both of those are show-stoppers for me, so I'll go Mozilla. More precisely, I guess I'll go FireFox/ThunderBird (though it still seems silly to me to have the 2 apps instead of the integrated Moz).
Going to follow Tim Bray's [advice](http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2003/10/01/How To Use O S X) and try Tiger Launch for launching stuff instead of the Dock.
Hmm, I wonder whether I should buy TinderBox while it's on sale, now that I'm on the right platform? Still itchy about touching a non-OpenSource app for stuff like this...
see http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2002/11/19/mac_pc.html |article
argh, I can't find the dongle for my old Lap Top, thus no EtherNet wiring. Going WiFi...
couldn't get any of the direct networking protocols to work in either direction. Ended up running the FTP server on the IBook.
nice aspect of using Mozilla apps on both sides - just replaced files, no "importing" silliness
Going to try OpenOffice variant NeoOffice
- seems to work fine, though a long highly-formatted MsWord document got its pagination changed a bit, so I bailed (on that document).
Should eventually play with DotMac.
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