I don’t get it. Why are all of the Microsoft folks so excited about running a Windows OS on a MacBook Pro laptop? The laptop has only one mouse button! Any XP user knows that it’s extremely difficult, and in some cases impossible, to drive XP without right-clicking. Now I’m not here to praise or bury Microsoft in the world of UI and usability, I’m merely here to present the facts.
I’ve had no less than 4 Microsoft-entrenched people ask me, “So when are you getting your MacBook Pro?”, to which I reply, “Never.” Why would I spend $3k on a laptop I’d use almost exclusively to run Windows XP with one button? Why would they? Sure, it’s a slick laptop. No one’s taking that away. But the fact remains that a MS user is spending $3000 to buy a crippled laptop. Why not buy one of the many other Duo Core laptops out there with similar specs that provide a much better user experience?
Sure, it’s cool. You can dual boot two very different operating systems. But, if you’re primarily a Windows user and you want to run OS X to screw around with or do some testing, go buy a Mac Mini and save yourself $2k. And while you’re at it, stop asking me when I’m buying my MBP.