Apple Macs are better Windows machines than Windows PCs

“Ever since Boot Camp appeared on the scene, there have been several comments about Macs being better Windows machines than Windows machines. The weird thing is it’s actually true,” Steven Frank, co-founder of Panic, blogs.

“I won’t lie to you — I use Windows occasionally. It’s important for me as a Mac developer to use Windows once in a while, because it’s a fantastic lesson on how do absolutely everything wrong when designing software,” Frank writes. “The other 90% of the time, I use Windows because it is a popular gaming API. I’ve maintained a succession of PCs over the years just to play a handful of games that never got ported to the Mac. (I’m looking at you, Half-Life series! Bastards.)”

“Having just set up XP in Boot Camp again over the weekend, I’m amazed again by how much better the experience is than using a Windows box built by an actual Windows box vendor,” Frank writes.

Full article here.

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

46 Comments

  1. “Gay Macs to Texas”?
    A shot at Galveston?
    What’s up with that?
    Galveston has a very nice ampitheatre for performances… a really nice historical town, where’s the beef?
    Believe it or not, there’s an Apple store not too far from there… Baybrook mall.
    And yes, people in Texas actually do use Apples. Don’t know if they’re all gay or not. I am, but don’t have a clue what any of this has to do with using Windows.
    I certainly know gay people who have window systems. I know one who is a dyed in the wool winfanboy too, but he’s coming around because of the iPhone.

  2. “Gay Macs to Texas”?
    A shot at Galveston?
    What’s up with that?
    Galveston has a very nice ampitheatre for performances… a really nice historical town, where’s the beef?
    Believe it or not, there’s an Apple store not too far from there… Baybrook mall.
    And yes, people in Texas actually do use Apples. Don’t know if they’re all gay or not. I am, but don’t have a clue what any of this has to do with using Windows.
    I certainly know gay people who have window systems. I know one who is a dyed in the wool winfanboy too, but he’s coming around because of the iPhone.

  3. Be sure to read the entire article–it is both informative and

    amusing. The mental health agency I work for is purchasing

    new Dells (ick), getting rid of Vista, loading XP, and then having

    to complete 80 (!) updates before each is ready for use. Each

    set-up takes DAYS. If this isn’t an example of Windows hell, I

    don’t know what one would call it.

  4. did all the negative comments at our finnish friend not read the previous article?

    …..kudos to you my finish friend, i laughed at it, let the masses remain ignorant!

    anyway, i have a friend who works at the uni bookstore who likes to point out that they have 25 windows machines on display and only 2 of them have never crashed. one is an iMac running windows in parallels, and the other an iMac running windows in bootcamp.

    irony, thy name is microsoft.

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