My friend and business partner,ALLAN JARLOS, recently offered to give me a license for the latest MAC OSX upgrade – SNOW LEOPARD. I politely declined saying that doing so would require me to re-install under boot camp my daily OS of choice- Windows 7. Besides, I hardly ever use MAC OSX anymore since I downloaded the Windows 7 beta. I told him that although my everyday computer is a MACBOOK Air, it is practically a PC since I only use it with Windows 7 running under boot camp. I detailed in this post some of the Windows 7 experiences that made me fall in love with this soon to be released OS from Microsoft.
As it turns out, a veteran tech columnist and analyst Joe Wilcox would have done the same.
His reason for his current love affair with Windows is practically the same as mine. He really likes the Windows 7 interface, and he feels it makes him more productive. Here is an excerpt of his article in BetaNews:
The Mac OS X user interface, once trendsetting, is now a tired motif overdue for overhaul. Worse, Apple hints at what the UI could and should be in a few places, with QuickTime being the most visible example. The QuickTime UI is refreshing and new -- delightful. Something similar should skin much of Snow Leopard. Worse still, QuickTime's more modern UI is jarring reminder when switching back to the Snow Leopard Finder about how old most of the rest of Mac OS X feels.
By comparison, Windows 7 feels surprisingly fresh. Microsoft is finally doing good user interface design.
I find myself to be way more productive using Windows 7 than any Mac OS X version, and that's surprising to me. For years, the greater productivity claim belonged to Mac OS X. Consistently, I get about 30 percent to 40 percent more work done using Windows 7 than either Leopard or Snow Leopard. Windows Vista doesn't rate. The combined usability flaws -- everything from slow resume from sleep to nagging pop-ups to UI pauses or hangs -- are too much for me to use Windows Vista any longer.
More importantly, I have loads more fun using Windows 7 than Mac OS X. I haven't had this much fun using a Microsoft operating system since Windows 95. After more than three months running Mac OS X, I really missed Windows 7. By comparison, for the six months I primarily used Windows 7 test builds, I only missed Mac OS X for iLife.
I can say that these are the same reasons why, for the past nine months, my productivity has greatly improved working mainly in Windows 7. My personal experience has only been stellar that all my computers are now running the Windows 7 release candidate. The same reasons why, in July of this year, I pulled the trigger and ordered 3 copies of Windows 7 at a pre-release price of $49.99 each.