An Apple fan long before purchasing my first Mac, a IIsi

Over the years I have had the chance to own an assortment of Apple products. Some of the highlights include:

  • Mac IIsi
  • LaserWriter IIg
  • MacBook G3 ‘Lombard’
  • Cube
  • iPod (Click Wheel)
  • iPod Color (still works)
  • iPad (Generation 1)
  • iPhone (Generation 1 – still works)
  • iPhone 4
  • AppleTV (Generation 1)
  • Apple Watch (Generation 1)
  • iMac Pro 27″ with Xeon processors
  • MacBook Pro M1

Currently sporting:

  • Mac Studio M1
  • Mac Classic (a working decoration)

As a Help Desk Manager, I have worked in higher education (Coast Community College District, UCLA), SASS (Intuit), Entertainment (BBC), and national retail (Harbor Frieght Tools) environments, I have deployed and managed thousands of computers running Windows NT through 10, Mac System 7 through macOS 16 (Ventura), and various Linux-based systems running CentOS, RedHat, and Ubuntu.

My work experience has unquestionably confirmed one truth, Apple is, hands down, the best OS. It won the OS war decades ago. Proof?—Microsoft Windows. Without MacOS, Windows would not be. And yes, while Xerox Parc was sitting in the bowels of a lab, it was Apple that put the first graphical user interface and the ubiquitous mouse on a consumer computer.