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There are three things I need to express before I continue:
- Once upon a time I was a Mac aficionado. Proof: I loved my Mac Classic, with its Motorola 68x processor and black-and-white 9-inch screen in one portable unit.
- I am not a Microsoft employee. This site is not owned by, endorsed by, or affiliated in any way with Microsoft.
- In spite of my Mac-ness, I found myself immersed in all things Microsoft once I started developing.
Q: What does this mean? A: I have been transformed into a cynical Micro-head.
- I am constantly wary of being sold by MS propaganda... but I use MS everyday.
- I ooh and ah at every Apple development... but I use MS everyday.
- I glow as Linux advances... but I use MS everyday.
- I am tickled by the whole DOJ v MS... but I use MS everyday.
- I hope Sun take its vitamins... but I use MS everyday.
- I mock every MS "feature" (aka bug)... but I use MS everyday.
But—confound it!—I use Microsoft everyday! Bill Gates may have played hardball when Microsoft was starting out, but he has since become one of the greatest philantropists ever. It also seems that Microsoft has started "playing well with others" and has made a lot of stuff relatively open.