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!”

  3. Have you hear of Microsoft = Stockholm Syndrome!

    Clearly, Zune Tang suffers from what is called Stockholm Sysndrom. Zune Tang is experiencing a psychological response sometimes seen in an abducted hostage, in which the hostage, Zune Tang, exhibits loyalty to the hostage-taker (MafiaSoft), in spite of the danger (or at least risk) in which the hostage has been placed.

    Someone save Zune Tag!

  4. Cubert

    “This concept of Macintosh computers being able to run both Winblows and Mac programs is catching on with the general public”

    Thats what got me to switch last July, always loved the looks and heard how nice the OS was, but really thought I needed windows?

    Installed boot camp, used both for awhile, now just realized, I havent booted into windows in weeks!! and have no need or plans to do so again!!

    20 iMac

  5. Come on, ladies and gents, we all know a put on when he read one. Zune Tang is, in fact, one of us, but he likes to pull legs now and again on the MDN site. If you read him enough, and most of us have, you will quickly come to the conclusion that he is a committed Mac user who just likes to stir up our passions a bit.

    Thanks, Zune. We get the joke.

  6. Ok, in defense of Windows (I’m a Mac head, hear me out) isn’t it true that Windows on Mac in it’s current form is very very slooow? Or so I’ve been told. Of course this will change once everything is UB. Comments? Is a brand new MacBook/Pro pretty sluggish out of the box. Even with Core2. Not knocking, just curious ‘caus I wants me one of them MacBook Pros real bad. Might wait and see if a BlueRay version is on the horizon.

  7. Actually nope, Macs are the computers in industry that Microsoft itself label as most Vista ready. There is a little tool from Microsoft itself that you install and run. It will score your PC or Mac-running-Windows to tell you how good it is. Well, the highest scores are all the new Intel-based Macs.

    What you have been told probably is the abysmal performance of Windows when it was necessary to go via VirtualPC: unbearable.

    Now with Intel-Macs you may install Windows as with any other PC. It has nothing to do with UB.

    Google for benchmarks of the new MacBooks (and Pro). They are among the fastest available computer today on the market. And, as I say, Microsoft tool has them as the most Vista-ready of all!

    Quite funny if you think about it ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

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