Now that IBM does not sell PCs anymore everything is possible

by Volker Weber

My manager's manager and my manager's manager's manager are both using MacBook Pro (or Mac PowerBooks). In a meeting last week, my manager's manager's manager told a room of his reports that we too could have our own Macs if we can justify a business need for one.

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Update: Interestingly enough, this quote has suddenly disappeared.


The best part about this post? You don't say where it came from. I was shocked at where it led. Maybe this is what it takes to fix some issues. :-)

Gregg Eldred, 2007-02-06

I would be curious to know how many readers have a mac at home and/or work.

Bruce Elgort, 2007-02-06

Bruce, 3 x Macs at home (Powerbook, iMac and old Powerbook running OSX server), still fighting for a MacBook Pro for work use but not yet got the request past the financial penpushers. There's always hope.

When speaking to customers, I now point out that there is really no reason to buy any other laptop for professional use - if Windows compatibility is essentially then run Bootcamp. However in 90%+ of business cases, there is no showstopper in terms of moving to OSX.

Now when we have Notes 8 including productivity tools on the Mac, that is a great business case...

Stuart McIntyre, 2007-02-06

MacBook Pro (for me), MacBook for my secretary, iMac 17" for my wife. Another iMac planned for the living room. No more PC's in the house (2 Linux machines in the basement)

Jens-Christian Fischer, 2007-02-06

@Bruce, We have 2 iMacs at home (none at work *sigh*). My next notebook will be a MacBook/MacBook Pro.

Gregg Eldred, 2007-02-06

I use a 15" MacBook Pro at work and an iMac at home.

Bruce Elgort, 2007-02-06

Mac Mini, iMac and Powerbook; Dual-boot PC with Linux and Windows 2000, Windows notebook with Windows 2000 all at home. (The PCs are gathering dust).

Only PCs (also W2K) at work.

John Keys, 2007-02-06

*cough* I use one! We also have the old G4 iMac going strong, plus a defunct original Bondi iMac in the loft. Alas, no chance of using a Mac at work.

Ben Poole, 2007-02-06

All Windows over here. Several ThinkPads, a few W2K3 Servers. And some dedicated servers hosted somewhere else running several Linux flavors. But ever since I bought that iPod over in Cambridge a few months ago, I find myself stopping at each iMac or MacBook in my vicinity. Strange... I wonder how long it will take until...

Remember that headline?

Frank Dröge, 2007-02-07

Nah, you can also upgrade to Vista and everything will be Mac-like — magically — errh… ;-)

Karsten W. Rohrbach, 2007-02-08

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