“There aren’t fashion shows in New York and Paris to unveil new computer styles, but if there were, Apple would steal the headlines,” Chris Cobbs writes for The Orlando Sentinel. “Most PCs look alike: boring silver or black boxes. Apple products, however, are different, forcing the eye to linger on clean, understated design.”
“The latest minimalist fashion statement from Apple is the iMac G5, a slim, rectangular slab housing both monitor and computer, poised atop a curved aluminum stand… But the iMac offers more than aesthetic appeal and space-saving potential. It’s one serious computer, built around Apple’s speedy G5 processor, previously found only in the PowerMac G5 line,” Cobbs writes.
“You’ll want 1 gigabyte or more if the idea of making your iMac double as a Windows system has appeal,” Cobbs writes. “Microsoft’s Virtual PC for Mac Version 7 with Windows XP Professional, the newest version of a program that supplies this dual capability, needs at least 256 MB of memory for itself. The program allows a Mac to simulate a Windows system, a benefit to users who need to run software from the vast Windows universe.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Cobbs then spends the last half of his article discussing Virtual PC and how to get Windows XP running on the iMac. He tests out Office – using Virtual PC to run Windows XP to run Office!!! He makes no mention of Mac OS X and the article sounds like he fired up the iMac, installed Virtual PC and spent all his time running Windows XP. He probably felt very warm and safe that way. It would have been nice for him to at least mention that Microsoft’s Office 2004 for Mac is actually better than Windows Office (even Microsoft says so) and runs natively on the Mac.
Some people don’t get it, but they do help illustrate just how far Apple has to go to get to some people. This guy would get an Audi A8 to review, cover all the leather seats with nylon SpongeBob seat covers from Wal-Mart, chain a fifteen ton block of concrete to it, and then write about how he got it to feel really close to his Ford Escort. (Want more? Check out Cobbs’ review of the Apple’s 23-inch Cinema HD Display where he states, “The display makes Windows look as good as it possibly can.” You can’t make this stuff up, folks.)
Read the article – it’s about beautiful Apple hardware and how you can run Windows on it. No mention of Mac OS X, iMovie, iPhoto, iCal, iSync, Safari, Mail, Sherlock, GarageBand, iChat AV… please excuse us while we go pull our hair out.