The Register: Ten reasons why you should buy an Apple Mac

Apple Store“Yes, you can accept Apple’s logic that ‘it all just works’ straight out of the packaging, but there are better reasons for moving to a Mac than a factor that’s just as true of modern PCs these days,” Tony Smith writes for The Register.

Smith writes, “Now there’s an x86-based PC sitting under the hood of every modern Mac, the old battle lines are blurring. Time to reconsider the once expensive, always stylish, now Unix-based Mac platform? We say yes.”

Ten reasons why you should buy a Mac:
1. Not-so-heavy metal
2. Core Comedy Duo
3. Firewire and Target Disk Mode
4. Smart-phone smarts
5. Intel Inside
6. Bundled apps good, nagware bad
7. Sleeping and waking
8. Bill Gates ate my GUI
9. Still need Windows? No problemo
10. Smug-tastic: It’s impossible to feel smug after buying a PC. Can’t be done. Won’t ever happen. Never going to be a factor.

Full article, with explanations, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dirty Pierre le Punk” for the heads up.]

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33 Comments

  1. Ten reasons why you should buy a Mac:
    1. Not-so-heavy metal
    2. Core Comedy Duo
    3. Firewire and Target Disk Mode
    4. Smart-phone smarts
    5. Intel Inside
    6. Bundled apps good, nagware bad
    7. Sleeping and waking
    8. Bill Gates ate my GUI
    9. Still need Windows? No problemo
    10. Smug-tastic: It’s impossible to feel smug after buying a PC. Can’t be done. Won’t ever happen. Never going to be a factor.

    What the Hell?!
    have they been drinking again?

  2. You know what guys? The sky IS deinitely falling.

    The tipping point is nigh…

    ..and there’ll be no stopping the avalanche when it gets under way.

    And boy are there going to be a lot of pundits with ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”red face” style=”border:0;” /> !

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