Aaron Adams posted a website detailing his computer background and decision to switch to Macintosh. In early 2001, a small Apple retailer opened up down the street. Every time I would drive by, I'd become more and more curious about the place. I started to think that maybe, just maybe, Macintosh might be a good alternative to my troublesome PC. I had been reading about Mac OS X and it's Unix foundation. I still remembered quite a bit about Unix from my college days, all of it good. A Mac OS based on a Unix variant sounded like it could be a powerful and reliable. And there was no doubt that Apple made beautiful computers. The Aqua UI was easy on the eyes also. (Hey, if you have to stare at a computer for hours every day, it might as well be attractive.) I was finally overwhelmed by my curiosity and one Saturday morning I took at trip to my local Mac store. Aaron Adams, Patrick Gant, and Damon Wright have added their comments in the MacRumors forums.