Tom Yager, technical director of the InfoWorld Test Center, has seen his world “turned upside down” because he’s going Mac. In a new
article, Yager says that over the past year he’s grown attached to Apple systems, especially PowerBooks and that he no longer has “much use for Windows client machines except for research.”
Though, as a journalist, he said he can’t turn his back on Windows, Yager says he’s turned away from two assumptions: that all x86 machines are destined to run Windows and that all worthwhile entry-level servers, business desktops and serious notebooks use Intel CPUs.
“Current statistics show these assumptions to be accurate in the majority of cases, but after watching trends for several years, I believe the tide is turning,” he writes. “I’m also pragmatic enough not to care which way that tide turns. I’m also pragmatic enough not to get washed away by it.”