From Windows with love

I come to you today from Windows 7.

Before I go on, let’s get one thing clear. This is NOT a plug for Microsoft, Windows, or any of the Jolly Redmond Giant’s products. The statement above is just a statement of fact. If Freud could make it sound lewd, he might say, “sometimes a fact is just a fact.”

I’ve defiled my otherwise lovely, de-fertilizing, aluminum uni-body MacBook with a copy of Windows, but this is not news. I’ve told you this before, and lots of people have done the same thing. Living in a Windows world with a good computer isn’t always easy, but Boot Camp makes it a little bit easier. Today was a Boot Camp kind of day.

Since I was trapped in Windows when the will to write struck, Windows Live Writer almost opened itself, begging for it’s chance to shine.

What’s my impression? Well, if software were judged by the number of places you can click in a single window, Windows Live Writer would clobber poor MarsEdit on my Mac. Holy two button mice Batman, there are options everywhere! It’s enough to give someone with attention deficit disorder a seizure.

I bet you think I’m kidding.

MarsEdit looks like a toy, while Live Writer looks like it could pilot the Space Shuttle back to Earth from orbit.

In case you’re wondering, I don’t say this to talk up Live Writer’s virtues. It feels like I’ve been thrust into a world where designers never say no – a place where there’s no such thing as too many options.

I’m looking forward to getting back to MarsEdit (and my bestest buddy, TextWrangler).

Give the gift of words.