The day I am impressed by the progress made by the technology departments at my school has arrived. My girlfriend is a CA/RA/etc. and today was the first crazy day of freshmen moving in. At my school this means that people have to register their ethernet cards with the university to gain access. Being that no one HAS access, they have to use the two public computers to go online and do so. This has always meant fighting with the old iMacs, running OS 9 and netware (gah), in the computer lounge. Needless to say they froze all the damn time. These things aren't even the slot loading iMacs either, so you can guess how old the hardware is. So today I was there and had to help them find the page to register. I sit down and lo and behold, they are running OS X. A quick check shows that they only have 160MB RAM and are running 10.1.5. But, the machines were very responsive and reliable all day so far. I was able to help them out in a matter of minutes and set the homepage in IE for them so it would be easy for people coming to register. Overall I was impressed by the fact that our university has made the switch to OS X, and that they had the courage and took the initiative to actually switch over all the existing hardware being used on a daily basis. If they have done this with ALL the mac, especially the public ones outside of the cafeteria, then I have a feeling the bad rep, no worse than the pcs mind you, these iMacs have gained will quickly fade away. Today I saw a microcosm of the beginnings of a possible revolution in personal computing as we know it. This is one of the reasons I switched to Macintosh. It feels good to be an early adopter of a technology that is going places. edit: oh yeah and one girl had a new 17" iMac she got YESTERDAY!! /me cries. P.S. "early-adopter" in this case meaning my switching.