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
  • M1 MacBook Pro and Studio

Currently sporting:

  • Mac Studio M1
  • MacBook Pro M1

Collector Macs

  • Mac Classic
  • iMac G3
  • iMac G4

My past as a systems admin had me deploy 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 in higher education (Coast Community College District, UCLA), SAAS (Intuit), Entertainment (BBC), and retail (Harbor Frieght Tools) environments.

My work experience has unquestionably confirmed one truth, Apple’s macOS, hands down, won the OS war. Proof?—Microsoft Windows and every GUI which followed. Without macOS, Windows would not exist. And yes, while Xerox Parc had the first GUI for computers, it took the foresight of Steve Jobs to ship a computer with a graphical user interface controlled by a mouse on a computer for the consumer market.