“With all the buzz surrounding Apple Computer these days, many Windows users are starting to think the unthinkable: Should I switch to a Mac? There are plenty of good reasons to consider a Mac. Most of Apple’s current desktop and laptop models are shipping with Intel Core Solo or, more commonly, Core Duo processors, putting to rest the longtime stigma of ‘overpriced and underpowered’ that critics attached to many Macs. And the release of new products like Boot Camp and Parallels that let you run Windows on a Mac mean that switching is no longer the one-way street it was a few years (or even a few months) ago — which makes the idea of moving to Apple and Mac OS X much easier,” John Welch writes for TechWeb.
“Then there’s the matter of style. Some PC manufacturers have tried, but none can match the sleek sophistication of Apple products — and Apple knows it. You can’t help but notice a certain glee in the way the company’s advertising flaunts its products’ superior design,” Welch writes. “Once you get past the cute commercials and talking heads, there are some hard facts that you need to know to make an intelligent decision about switching. And, to be honest, there are some things about Macs that will seem a little weird if you do make the switch. We’re here to guide the way.”
Welch’s Switching To The Mac Guide includes:
• Hardware Differences
• Operating System Differences
• Running Windows On A Mac
• Mac Security
• Choosing A Mac
• Transferring Data To Your Mac
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: “It was a funny thing,” said Joe Windows User. “I got the Mac because I could run Windows, but after a month or so, I realized I never ran Windows anymore. I guess I’m Joe Mac User now. Why didn’t I do this years ago?!”
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