Resisting for a lot of years, I finally started to go both ways. I thought I was missing out on a lot.
Since I just started, I’ll have to get back to you on how it’s working out. It’s been easier than I thought and so far the risks seem minor.
So I’m going both ways:
- Mac or PC – I was a Mac person since forever. Mac SE was my first. (Well Commodore 64 or TRS 80 were the real “firsts.” Mac SE gave me real productivity. But Mac just doesn’t handle web video well at ALL. No matter what browser I use. BTW: I keep things clean. The PC is as clean as I could get it. The only thing that is installed on a brand new drive is XP Pro with SP3, and a couple browsers. Clean. Clean. Clean.
- Firefox or Internet Explorer – three ways sometimes with Safari, but if FF 3 is as good as everyone promises, Safari is out of the picture. Tried Flock and Opera. Flock is great if you have a huge monitor to handle all the extra screen space the tools take. Opera just seems like another browser. FF, IE, and Safari all act differently with WordPress 2.5.1. FF crashes often, I have a plug-in that wants FF or Safari ONLY, and even Safari will lock up when uploading photos or photo galleries.
- Dial-up or cable
- Wired or wireless
If you have been going both ways for a while, let me know how you think this will work out!