“The battle for home-computer supremacy is finally over. Mac wins – by a mile,” writes George Emerson for The Globe and Mail.
Emerson continues, “Apple’s newest desktops and laptops are probably the best personal computers ever made. I say this as someone who, until recently, was a pro-Windows person with no time for the “Microsoft stole our ideas” whining of the Mac camp. After all, Steve Jobs stole his idea for Apple from Xerox, didn’t he?”
Although we have a quibble with Emerson’s comment that “Steve Jobs stole his idea for Apple from Xerox,” when that simply isn’t true, the rest of the article is a love letter to Macintosh.
“Windows will ultimately cost you more because it breaks down frequently. If your time is worth nothing, that’s no big deal. But if your files are important, it’s a huge deal: Windows is much more vulnerable to viruses, meaning you can suffer catastrophic data loss. The U.S. Consumers Union surveyed 7,800 people and found Windows almost 300% more likely than Macintosh to be infected with viruses and 550% more likely to suffer damage that can take weeks to fix. Macs can get infected, but not as virulently as Windows, just as vegetarians can get sick but won’t get mad cow disease. Macs will also save you time when using the new photo, music and movie applications. While there are similar applications for Windows machines, none comes close to iPhoto (for pictures), iTunes (music) or iMovie (video editing),” Emerson writes.
Read the full article here.