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The Mac Pack

Some entrepreneurs would rather switch than fight.

By Amanda C. Kooser

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Security holes keep popping up, licensing agreements havechanged, .NET is still confusing, and the blue screen of death isstill feared. All reasons some intrepid entrepreneurs are switchingfrom Microsoft to Mac. Patrick Gant runs communications servicesfirm thinkitPRcommunications in Ottawa, Canada. Windows ME was his finalMicrosoft operating system purchase. "I was tired of going theupgrade path and not getting a reliable computer," Gant says.Now an iMac 400 DV edition and an iBook laptop are the computingfoundation of his business.

Changing operating systems and hardware is no small matter. Willyour Mac files work with all the Windows machines out there?"I found there were no problems at all. Most [clients]don't even know I use a Mac," Gant says. A top softwarebuy for business owners living in a Windows world isMicrosoft's well-designed Office suite for the Mac OS.

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