CIO Compares Windows vs. Linux vs. Mac OS X

John Halamka, CIO of the Harvard Medical School and previously a dedicated Windows user, spent a month each with new notebooks running Red Hat Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows XP, and concluded he liked Mac OS X best. Money quote:

“I used to think that the Macintosh was something used by free spirits just to be different,” he says. “Now I realize the Mac has such superior human factor engineering that it’s used by people because they can be more productive. If Apple comes up with a 2- or 2.5-pound 12-inch-screen laptop that runs cool, has better integration with Exchange, and if Vista turns out to be the beast it could be, then I probably will move to a Mac.”

I used to think Windows was something preferred by CIO-type suits because they were ignorant jackasses. No, wait, I still think that.

(Via FSJ.)

Tuesday, 28 November 2006