One of my destination podcasts (one I try to listen to regularly) is Security Now hosted by Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson. Steve is the creator of the SpinRite disc recovery utility for the PC, anti-spyware pioneer, and former Infoworld columnist. As a well known longtime fan and critic of Microsoft Windows, it was really amusing to hear him explain to Leo why he had not tested the DOS-based SpinRite with an Intel Mac yet in SecurityNow episode 52:
Steve: I’m liking the Mac so much that first I cut the hard drive in half using Apple’s Boot
Steve: So it was half Mac and half Windows.
Steve: And I got Windows installed and set up, and it all worked really well. It’s like, okay,
cool. Now I’ve got, you know, Windows on this really nice Mac hardware. Then I was using the
Mac for a while, and I was thinking, I’m kind of liking this Mac side. So I wiped out the Windows
side, and I used Boot Camp again to repartition it. And this time I only gave Windows 10GB out
of my total of 80. And now it’s gone completely.
This might be a good time to petition Mr. Gibson to port SpinRite to run under Mac OS X :-)