Windows to Mac switchers: recommendations and Total Cost of Ownership analysis

“After 16 successful Mad as Hell rants with hundreds of comments and nationwide attention about my switch to Mac, I’ve developed these two tools to show the world that the switch is worth every penny and will save you plenty over a very short period of time,” Winn Schwartau writes for Security Awareness.

Schwartau writes, “These are my final Recommendations and Total Cost of Ownership Analysis for anyone in the world that wants to switch to a Mac. This is what I think you should do if you want to maximize a carefree and secure personal computer existence.”

Schwartau offers two document’s on his website:
• Part I: A pdf download Winn’s Recommendations: Includes “Top 10 Mac Security Benefits” and much more.
• Part II: An Excel spreadsheet Winn’s Total Cost of Ownership Analysis: “Just fill in the Yellow areas. Everything else is protected. Adjust the numbers to your heart’s content. Then make a better informed decision.”

Full article here.

Related MacDailyNews articles:
Switching to Mac after 15 years of Windows, security expert says he’s ‘too stupid to use Macs’ – September 06, 2005
16-percent of computer users are unaffected by viruses, malware because they use Apple Macs – June 15, 2005
Security expert sums up first month with Mac: ‘much safer, more secure, more productive than Wintel’ – June 02, 2005
Windows PC security company’s switch to Apple Mac causes overwhelming reaction – May 28, 2005
Mad as hell Windows PC security company finally just gives up, switches to Apple Mac OS X – May 25, 2005


  1. good article….but i’m getting pop-unders. sorry to say that i will no longer be visiting this site. i refuse to deal with advertisers that bypass my preference to block there ads by this tactic.

  2. You too, Rob? Just got my third pop-under in a day. The irony of this latest one is that it says I’ve been chosen to receive a free laptop PC! MDN’s advertisers are going to give me a free PC!! Woohoo!

    MW=little, as in MDN is doing too little to deal with their pop-under problems.

  3. Formica, sorry but methinks you’ve been dipping into the crack jar.

    I get a new pop-under EVERY SINGLE TIME I visit MDN. Not “one per day.” You would only get “one per day” if you were stupid enough to leave that spyware page open all day so it could track your web surfing movements and analyze your interests and personality. Who the hell would do that? Oh sorry formica, I guess I know.

  4. rob,

    You may want to switch to Firefox. I get no pop-ups, pop-unders, or *any* ads for that matter (adblock and RIP). All I see on MDN is pure glorious text about Macs. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

    MDN Magic Word: less – have less ad hassles with Firefox.

  5. Sum Jung Gai,

    1. A properly functioning computer that can handle basic cookies should not be receiving multiple pop-unders per day from MDN.
    2. Mine gets on per day. I have no problem with it.
    3. Don’t accuse me of doing crack because you can’t figure out why your computer is not functioning properly.

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