The Washington Post’s Rob Pegoraro offers advice about shopping for a laptop computer: Get a Mac.
Pegoraro writes, “The basic trade-off between Mac OS X and Windows XP has changed dramatically since Apple began selling computers that run on the same Intel processors as many PCs. A Mac can now run every single program a PC can, once you install Apple’s free Boot Camp software and use that to load a copy of Windows XP on the Mac’s hard drive. (Or you can buy “virtualization” software that runs XP in its own window in OS X.)”
Pegoraro writes, “Instead of having to balance Apple’s security and ease of use with the far wider choice of software provided by Windows, you can have both. So if you’ve been leaning toward getting a MacBook, Apple’s consumer-oriented laptop, but worry that you might have to run some Windows-only program — go ahead and get the Mac.”
Full article here.
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