A comment at Mac Pwned touched on something that's been nagging at me for some time now:
Of course I *do* use Linux too - I have a Linux server here, and I've put many a Linux box into service at customer sites. But every morning when I sit down at my desk, it's the MacBook Pro's keyboard my fingers first touch.
And like the person who left the comment above, I feel a little guilty about that. I love my Mac, I really, really do, but deep down I feel like I'm compromising my own principles, that I've sold out for convenience.. I should be waddling the waddle rather than drinking the Koolaid.
The other odd thing about that is that I suspect that someday I probably will. As I move into retirement, my income will naturally decline and I won't be able to afford two thousand dollar plus computers.. it seems inevitable that at some point I will be using Linux as my ordinary desktop machine.. so why not now?
Aaargh. Because.. because.. because.. all right, dammit I have no good reason. I could use Linux right now and it wouldn't make a bit of difference. I'd lose nothing, give up nothing. There's no denying it.
But here I am, still clicking away at the MacBook.. feeling guilty, but not quite guilty enough to reformat it with Linux.
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