“Given that all my [Windows] computers zip along like dead ballerinas, I should be annoyed that I have been burdened with such a flawed operating system. Mr Gates has, after all, achieved the near impossible feat of extracting cash from me. There is much software that I am evaluating, free of charge, according to the 21-day trial period specified next to the “I agree” check box. But Mr Gates’s Windows operating system came with the computer. The computer works fine: it’s just the operating system that doesn’t,” writes Red Symons for The Age.
“Apple computers are not susceptible to viruses, worms or yeasts. They are favoured by those in graphic design and photography. In short, your Mac is a very nice ladies computer. The good guy in the movie always has a Mac,” Symons writes. “And yet the fact that the Gatesian PC system is cobbled together and prone to disaster is exactly what makes it so attractive. The Mac is a computer that seemingly needs no maintenance. It doesn’t break down and this is it’s failing.”
“Time was, a man would retreat to his workshop, to his fret saw, to his vice, and spend many hours building spice-racks, weather vanes and kennels. The work produced no useful result, but kept the man occupied, away from domestic responsibilities and demonstrated to a man’s sons that he was a master of the universe of plywood. Fretwork was superseded by carburettor and shock absorber craft. A car was something you could fiddle with in order to make it work ‘better.’ You opened the bonnet to make pointless adjustments to the engine. A PC is a man’s computer. It never works properly and requires constant maintenance,” Symons concludes.
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MacDailyNews Take: Would that we’d all be as intelligent as the fairer sex when it comes to choosing a computer. For those that like to putter around unproductively, male or female, a Windows PC cannot be equalled. For those that just want to get things done with their computers, get a Mac. It’s really as simple as that.