The Mac Partisan: Macs vs Windows
- When Will Windows Users Learn That If You Run With Scissors You're Going To Get Hurt? ... A Resource - June, 2004 To April, 2006
Retired: Saturday, July 29, 2006
Below you will find a list of links that have been culled
from around the Net relating to why using Macs is a better
choice than other computing platforms. Like our other 'Hub'
pages, this one is intended as a one stop launching point.
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How did Linux become so popular – Or, has Apple been asleep at the wheel? - “While it’s still a Microsoft dominated world, Linux has become a force to be reckoned with in the Server market. With its low startup costs and OS X-like stability, Linux poses a real threat to Microsoft. Can Apple be seen as being even a little interested in the Server market, or should the x-serve just quietly slip away?”
Thurrott asks for portable Apple Macintosh buying advice - If you'd like to tell Paul what to do, where to go, or something else entirely, have at it. "Superior Dell DJ?" Paul's a laugh riot, huh? And in which "key areas" does Mac OS X lag behind Windows XP? We've identified a few after much use of both systems.
And he screams for his Mac: A tale of Windows woe - So now I have the grind of deleting Outlook, reinstalling it, reinstalling the plug ins, and pulling all the contacts down from a backup. And the irony of it is that this is one of those things that ridiculously simple to do on a Mac: simply use iSync with a .Mac account and you can keep the contacts and calendars for multiple machines in sync easily and reliably. Why isn't Apple screaming about this? With more and more individuals having two machines, it's a key thing to do - and on Windows, it's a pain in the posterior.
Opinion: Longhorn Vs. Linux... Again - By the time Longhorn comes out I'm sure everyone will be sick of the subject "windows vs linux." Will longhorn finally destroy that pesky linux and mark another decade of Microsoft's monopoly, or will the underdog come out with a stunning upset and send a multi billion dollar company to it's grave? Although both those views are pretty far from reality, at least in my opinion, that's what you'll hear a lot of. But this article isn't about that, it's about one side effect of longhorn which I don't think has been considered enough...
Mac Updates vs. Windows updates - Contrast the above with Windows XP which has been around for quite a time now (4 years?! I am blissfully ignorant of all things Windows). Microsoft releases service back after service pack but no upgrades like Apple does. Longhorn seems more likely to arrive after world peace at this stage and even Microsoft is talking about an XP plus in the interim
A pear of projects plan to offer Mac OS on PCs - A team of open-source developers has released software which emulates the PowerPC processor architecture and enables users to run Mac OS and some Unix OSes on PCs powered by Intel Corp. x86-architecture processors
The Definitive Operating System Comparison - Hopefully I can help with that question. Within this article I will attempt to evaluate Windows XP, Linux, OS X, and FreeBSD in comparison to each other and attempt to answer some basic questions such as, "Which operating system is better designed for the novice user" or "Which one is the most secure" (a key concern in our virus infested cyber world). Even though this article is appearing on a site that is Windows XP centric, I assure you I will display no vendor preference and base my conclusions only upon quantitative data I have researched
Mac vs. PC, a small cost comparison experiment - For fun, we agreed, to "purchase" a PC and see what we could get for this price. This short blog presents the results of our little personal survey, for anyone who is interested. Of course, before we get further, allow me to say that I do not pretend to have written a definitive cost comparison between Macs and PCs : this is not my goal and such a thing cannot really be done. Consider the following lines the summary of a personal experience that I wished to share with my Mac friends
Mac Death Match, Round Six: Chaffin vs. Enderle - Strangely, Enderle actually appears to agree with Chaffin on some points Chaffin raised in Round Five -- most specifically, that Apple needs to overhaul its marketing roadmap. Does this mean Chaffin wins by technical KO? Or is Enderle faking him out before his own knockout punch?
The Channel's Longhorn Concerns - Microsoft spent a lot of time at WinHEC touting Longhorn, but was the big push mainly a defensive move against Mac OS X and Linux? Some channel members think so. Observers also predict problems—either major or minor—with driver support for Microsoft's next release of Windows, which is now targeted at release next year
Why I won't buy a so-called "cost efficient" computer - while reading a respected "business" magazine, I found a column explaining to managers that buying computers from companies like Apple, IBM or even Dell was "out", old-fashioned and simply the worst idea you could have. Instead, companies were to order custom-built devices, on which they should all install a free operating system -- the article didn't specify which one -- and push it at every level of the hierarchy.
The Back Page - Bryan Chaffin vs. Rob Enderle, Rounds 3 & 4: What Is Apple? - When I originally wrote my answers, as well as the rebuttals, I thought they were going to be published all at one time, which is why I waited until today to point you to rounds 3 and 4. To me, the responses make more sense when taken as a whole, but Mr. Enderle and I wrote so much that publishing everything at one time just wasn't possibl
Mac Death Match, Round Four: Chaffin vs. Enderle - MacNewsWorld presents Round Four of our six-round Mac Death Match, in which Mac Observer editor-in-chief Bryan Chaffin and the always-controversial industry analyst Rob Enderle respond to the other's argument over what wags what at Apple: the hardware or the software? And this time, the gloves are off, as both contestants attempt to ridicule and verbally pommel the other into submission
Computers: New considerations - Overall, when it comes to technical support for desktop computers, Apple rated significantly better than Dell, while Compaq and HP rated significantly worse. It’s not clear how those other companies handle support; Apple, Compaq, and HP did not comment
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