MacDailyNews Take: For those that can’t avoid Windows: you have our deepest sympathies. It’s criminal that you drive your car to work only to be forced to pull a rickshaw all day long.
Pegoraro continues, “Until two years ago, buying a computer meant picking Mac or Windows. If you bought a Mac and later needed a program only available on Windows, you were pretty much stuck having to buy a PC.”
MacDailyNews Take: Not really true. We know many who used Virtual PC circa 1999 and before (when it was from Connectix) to run the odd Windows program. By the end of PowerPC Macs, VirtualPC actually worked rather well for non-graphics intensive applications. For example, here’s a MacDailyNews article from April 02, 2003 describing real-world use of VirtualPC with A Powerbook in a Windows/AutoCAD Architecture Firm. Of course, there’s no comparison to Boot Camp or even Parallels Desktop for Mac and VMWare Fusion speeds; our point is that running Windows apps on Macs was a viable option for many people long before two years ago.
Pegoraro continues, “For somebody who needs to run only one or two Windows programs, CrossOver can be a cheap, simple solution. Otherwise, Parallels easily justifies its higher cost and system requirements.”
Pegoraro reports, “Many new Mac users, however, may discover they don’t need to run Windows programs after all — for just about any task imaginable, a good Mac program can be found. The greatest feature of software like Parallels and CrossOver may be their existence alone. They constitute a cheap, easily exercised insurance policy that frees people to buy the computer they want without worry.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: It’s good to see the word getting out to the readers of The Washington Post.
Apple Macs run the world’s largest software library. Larger than any other PC offered.
Apple Macs don’t have a software problem. Apple Macs have a software advantage. It’s all of the other OS-limited PCs from the likes of HP, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, Gateway, etc. that have the problem:
Computerworld: Apple Macs are the most flexible, compatible computers on the planet – February 20, 2007
Apple Macs can run more software than Windows PCs – October 30, 2006
>Apple Mac’s 2007 market share climb will dumbfound almost everyone, create mayhem in PC market – September 08, 2006
$399 for Windows Vista Ultimate?! (Hint: Get a Mac) – August 29, 2006
Dude, you got a Dell? What are you, stupid? Only Apple Macs run both Mac OS X and Windows! – April 05, 2006
Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ ultimate goal: ‘to take back the computer business from Microsoft’ – June 16, 2005
Why buy a Dell when Apple’s Intel-based computers will run both Mac OS X and Windows? – June 08, 2005
Intel-based Macs running both Mac OS X and Windows will be good for Apple – June 10, 2005
Windows users who try Apple’s Mac OS X Tiger might not want to go back – June 07, 2005
Microsoft and Dell must have a lot of bricks lying around today – June 07, 2005