Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mac vs PC

Ask anyone that knows me well, and they will tell you I'm nothing short of outspoken when it comes to your choice of computers.

Macs Rule, and they're only getting better.

I could go on and on about the ease of use, their clean uncluttered design, the solid, secure UNIX base it's built on, the common sense of Apple to ship an OS with ports in it's firewall CLOSED (duh!), and so forth. But instead, I'll refer you to a few experts who have weighed in recently...

A recent CNET news article slammed Microsoft to give up on Vista stating numerous issues. In some cases, users were reverting to Windows XP because Vista was so bad! A quote from the article:

"The road ahead looks dangerous for Vista and Microsoft must realize that. With Mac OS X hot on its tail, Vista is simply not capable of competing at an OS level with some of the best software around. If Microsoft continues down this path, it will be Vista that will bring the software giant to its knees--not Bill Gates' departure.

Of course, categorically dumping an operating system is quite difficult and with millions already using the OS, chances are Microsoft won't find a good enough reason to do it. And while I can understand that argument, there's no reason the company can't continue to support Vista and go back to the drawing board for its next OS. Even better, go back to XP--it's not nearly as bad as Vista.

As a daily user of Mac OS X, Ubuntu and Vista, I'm keenly aware of what works and what doesn't. Mac and Linux work."

I especially like this video by a Mac user showing off Mac OSX features that have been around for quite a while, with audio from Microsoft descibing the same "new innovative features in Vista" that some of which have been in the Mac OS for coming up on 3 generations!

Maybe the biggest indicator is the number of students that are moving to the Mac. Check out this article from Princeton University's student newspaper stating that Mac sales to students from the campus computer store this Fall accounted for 60 percent of all sales! A MacWorld article reports the total Apple notebook market share of 17.6 percent.

Then again, maybe all we need is proof like this, an image from a recent lecture hall at the University of Victoria:

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Make the switch, see the light.

Cheers, Josh


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