Marc Andreessen, Switches to a Mac

JUST FYI: Marc Andreessen, founder of Netscape, and co-founder of LoudCloud (Opsware) and Ning has finally said good bye to the Windows life, and switched to a Mac. We met for a coffee earlier this morning and while most of the conversation was private, I warned him that the “switch” news was going to be blogged.

Apparently, like many others, his 15-inch Lenovo ThinkPad T60 was barfing on him, though my T60p works just fine. Instead of going for another Windows based machine, he switched to a Macbook Pro (15-inch model). “I used to be a Mac user till 1994,” he said, “and now I am a Mac user again.”

He was visibly happy when telling this little story, though I suspect it was more because he wanted me to stop pestering him “evangelizing” the Mac. I have often wondered how he could keep using Microsoft’s products, given the beat down Netscape got at the hands of Barons of Redmond.

PS: In case you were wondering why this post: Because the next one is about what’s happening in the application-layer of today’s networks. You have been warned!