This one trods the most familiar ground in computerdom, pitting Apple (AAPL) Macs running OS X against PCs running Microsoft (MSFT) Windows. But it comes from APC, the longest running computer magazine in Australia, and it’s unusually insightful.
I post only the intro and the topic headers here because I recommend you read it in the original, complete with well-chosen examples, clever illustrations and charming Britishisms.
Here’s how APC Web editor Dan Warne sets it up:
I long ago stopped actively seeking out Mac vs PC discussions (partly because Macs are now PCs — so the argument is more about Mac OS X vs Windows vs Linux than a proprietary Mac architecture vs an x86 PC architecture), but I still find it confounding that after all these years, people still don’t know the basics of the upsides of Macs and OS X. Perhaps it’s because of the tiresome arguments from people like this.
Warne’s 15 reasons (topics only). For the full article, click here.
- Reliable sleep mode
- Extremely fast boot times
- Apple uses good quality parts
- Less blinking lights
- OS X + Windows is better than just Windows
- Easier to troubleshoot Macs
- A culture of good quality community software
- More useful apps out of the box
- Neat and contained system settings
- Apple doesn’t load the system up with crap
- Tonnes of small reasons make Mac OS X better
- Still no need for additional security software
- Apple seems largely to be lameness free
- Power of the Linux command line with Photoshop CS4
- File sharing is much easier
Once again, for the full article, click here.
[Illustration courtesy of apcmag.com]