The Syracuse Post-Standard: Choosing a new personal computer is easy: Get a Mac

“Choosing a new personal computer used to be difficult. But this year, the choice is especially easy, thanks to a new kind of computer from one of the oldest manufacturers in the PC business,” Al Fasoldt reports for The Syracuse Post-Standard.

“The new computer is a dual-function PC from Apple Computer, which has been making personal computers since the mid-1970s. It’s sold with Apple’s advanced internal software, or operating system, along with a suite of programs for managing photos and music, making DVDs, recording audio, doing e-mail and Web browsing,” Fasoldt reports.

I’ve been recommending Apple’s [Mac] computers for many years [which] are easier to use than the ones made by all the other PC makers, called Windows PCs. They’re also much safer – Windows PCs are, literally, under siege from 200,000 viruses and countless spyware invaders, while Macs have no actual viruses or spyware – and, as if this weren’t enough, Macs also tend to last longer,” Fasoldt reports.

“If you add the other advantages Macs have – they have a stunningly modern version of Microsoft Office and thousands of other highly rated programs, have parental controls built in and fit easily into modern decor, unlike the ugly beige boxes of typical PCs, to name just three – you’d probably wonder why anyone shopping for a new computer would choose a Windows PC,” Fasoldt reports.

Fasoldt reports, “But shoppers already used to a Windows PC sometimes prefer what they know over what they don’t know. So Apple did an extraordinary thing when it designed its latest computers: It gave them the ability to pull a fast switcheroo and change into a Windows PC. Apple’s Macintosh computers are the first [and only] consumer models from any PC maker that can do this.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Always Right” for the heads up.]

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  1. Who isn’t getting tired of the media shamelessly promoting Apple’s mediocre “me-too” junk while ignoring Microsoft’s splendid product line? If all it takes to succeed is come up with bland copies of Redmond’s original technology wonders, then maybe I’ll have my dog do it…

    “Here boy, put a clip on an MP3 player. You did it? Good boy!”

    Whoop-de-freakin’-do. The Zune can squirt y’all. Take that.

    I say choosing a new personal computer is easier still. Cancel your newspaper subscriptions and ask the IT guys where you work. Great guys. They work with computers all day and they know better than some smug journalist. They had to take a test from Microsoft. You couldn’t possibly go wrong with those guys. It’s where I go.

    Your potential. Our passion.

  2. Oh deary. I have been working with Windows since it first came out and honestly I never expected this to happen to me. I can now quite confidently and professionally inform all you PC users… (as a PC IT guy mind you) wait for it…GET A MAC! Geez dude, how many spyware, viruses and BSOD must you endure before you see the light? Honestly the reason that most PC users are reluctant to switch is because of all the brainwashing BS that MS has fed you over the years. Time for a change. You won’t be disappointed. I certainly wasn’t.

    PS. I think the Vista development team at MS have a dog too:
    “Here boy. Buy our latest OS. It’s got the most unique, original and super cool features you’ve never seen on a Mac. Good Boy!”

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