Hi Bill, I appreciate your comments, but I would rather keep my primary application (FrameMaker), even if I had to run it on a "foreign" operating system like Windows XP. The ability to run FrameMaker on the Mac via Windows may be a compromise, but it has to be better than switching applications or platforms. In my opinion, the ultimate will be if Apple "unbundles" OS X from Apple hardware. I think that OSX would make huge gains in market share overnight. And I think that the increased popularity of OS X would cause Apple's hardware sales to increase as well.
Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com At this stage I wouldn't even speculate on what motivates Steve Jobs, or what he's fanatical about. And that may have changed since his close brush with the mortality (pancreatic cancer). One detects a change in his outlook. I don't know that we Mac users are fanatics. I switched from windows a little over a decade ago. I still have Windows machines in the labs here. I like what I'm using now (the Mac) and I have no interest in switching back to Windows. And some of my colleagues switch to the Mac every year, so we are a growing group. On campus there is a very large population of Mac users and the numbers are climbing all the time. But as concerns FrameMaker, I'll change documentation strategies before I change platforms, though I'll miss FrameMaker. I'm a bit of a nut about typography, so LaTeX will probably end up being good for me. It's not fanaticism. It's just preference in a platform to work on day in and day out. OS X provides a really nice work space whether I want to make a movie with some Apple software, or write a shell script in UNIX, or compile some C code for a PIC. It's just a great platform. It's not perfect. I've got my gripes with some things OS X and some things Apple, but on the whole I think it's about as good as it gets out there for usability and power on the desktop. - web