In the not too distant past, Mac and Windows users treated each other with disaffection and derision. In those days, Windows controlled the legal market, and only a few oddballs (like me) thought the Mac OS (operating system) could work in a legal environment. I have run my law office on the Mac OS since 1985, when I networked 128k Macs using a 10 MB (yes, MB) hard drive as the server because I had some computer-phobic attorneys in the office, and I thought the Mac’s smiley face might put them at ease. Although I have consistently used the Mac OS as the primary OS in my office, I have always kept some Windows machines around to allow me to use certain software not available on the Mac platform and to allow me to test and evaluate Windows-based programs for reviews. Accordingly, I consider myself fluent in both platforms, even though I have a strong preference for the Mac OS.
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