“A lot of Windows users are out there wondering: Is it OK to switch to a Mac? Will I die? Take it from a guy who has gone back and forth a few times between Macs and Windows PCs, and who now uses both: You won’t die. You can use Microsoft Office on a Mac, share files with Windows users and have a lot of fun with a machine that actually adds to your decor. If your wallet can handle it — a decent Mac will cost at least $1,000 — a Mac can be a joy to use,” writes Jon Fortt for Mercury News.
Fortt writes, “Here’s a quick checklist to see if a Mac might be for you. You might get a Mac if:
1. Style is important, and you want to “like” your computer.
2. You like to create things — music CDs, movies, photo albums, Web sites, magazines — and that’s the main reason why you’re getting a new computer.
3. Your price range is $1,000 — $2,000+.
Avoid a Mac if:
1. You have expensive, complex Windows software that you want to keep using.
2. You like to play the latest 3D games when they come out.
3. Your price range is $500 — $1,000.
As much as Apple tries to drive them into the mainstream, Macs are really specialty machines. They come with features like built-in FireWire high-speed cabling and wireless networking, and the iMac and eMac desktops come with built-in monitors. If you don’t need the FireWire or the networking, or if you’d rather have a less-expensive monitor, the Mac’s not for you.” Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Yikes! This is what qualifies as advice on choosing between Mac and Windows? If you’re cheap, can’t wait a bit for the best games, and don’t care if you “like” the computer in which you just invested a large sum of money, get a Windows PC. If you’re not cheap, can wait a bit for the best games, and care if you “like” the computer in which you just invested a large sum of money, get a Mac? With no mention of the OS differences, user experience, and too much demeaning focus on “style,” Fortt really does a disservice to his readers with this article. We prefer to “like” the things we buy here at MacDailyNews. Do you?