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wincent Wincent: about

About Wincent Colaiuta

Wincent Colaiuta is a software developer, Mac commentator and recognised authority on Mac OS X. He maintains a web presence at, the official Wincent software site which now incorporates a Mac-centric weblog and information site. Wincent's personal blog can be found here.

Wincent became well known in the world of the Mac web in 2001 in the lead-up to the release of Mac OS X 10.0 due to his infamous series of pre-release exposés of the highly anticipated operating system. At its peak, the website was attracting more than 50,000 page views per day.

He has written for Lycos and been a regular columnist for the Macobserver, where he co-wrote the Hot Cocoa column during 2001. His work has been translated into Japanese.

Wincent and the Mac

Wincent has been a Mac user since 1996 and a computer user since his childhood in the early 80s.

He sees himself as a Macintosh user and advocate for far into the forseeable future. He believes that the wedding between the power of Unix and the user experience of the Mac is a winning formula that firmly places Mac OS X as the world's best desktop operating system.

Other biographical information

Wincent is an Australian citizen, although he currently lives in Spain. He is a fluent speaker of English and Spanish.

Is Wincent related to the famous drummer, Vinnie Colaiuta?

No. There is no relation.