Santa does exist and he's come early this year to drop off my present. I've wanted a Mac for a while now and have finally been convinced after a potential project required that it work with IE 5 on the Mac. This doesn't mean I've switched, it just means I'm curious.
I've only had if for three days but so far I've been blown away. The attention to detail means a lot to a fuss-pot like me. I like things that look good and this is one beautiful machine.
One of the things that put me off buying a Mac in the past was the idea that without some guy called Dave I couldn't "talk" to Windows. What's the point of a PC not on my network! Although I was confident that I could easily get a Mac to surf web sites on port 80 I really needed to be able to share files with Window. OS X has made this possible, and with my novice skills I've managed to get Macintosh Services installed on my Windows 2000 server and the iBook connected via my Wireless network.
So now I'm surfing in the browser and sharing files with Windows, happy as Larry. What next? Obviously I want to give Notes a shot. Despite there being no Developer client I opted to download the Notes 6 Mac Client and try installing that. How do you think I got on?
It was with some doubt that I installed Notes on my brand spanky new Mac. How to spoil a good thing in one easy step! To my surprise I found myself being impressed initially. The new Notes 6 icon doesn't look out of place at all on the Mac. Kind of like a big dobber of a marble ;o) But what happened next isn't so impressive. While I know next to nothing about the Mac platform, I think it's reasonable that I should be able to download and install Notes! All the other apps I've downloaded seemed fairly straight-forward. Not so with Notes. I gave up as soon as I saw this:
Damnit Notes! All I wanted to do was have a look. What is your problem!? Where exactly are you looking for this file because I can see it plain and clear. It's god-damn there, right in front of your stupid face....
I give up! Not on the Mac, just Notes. If Lotus/IBM/Iris can't be bothered to make it work why the hell should we!?