Posted by Michael Pardee on June 23, 2006, 11:47 pm
Oh no! Now my friends might not only find out that I am hanging out with
liberals, but that I am hanging out with Macheads! My reputation is shot.
Oh well. You guys are worth it.
Posted by Michelle Steiner on June 24, 2006, 2:43 am
So you might as well buy a Mac and vote Green. You won't even have to
give up your Windows software; the new Macs can run them very well.
Stop Mad Cowboy Disease: Impeach the son of a Bush.
Posted by kari on June 24, 2006, 4:14 am
Yeah, but if you are going to run Windows, why bother with a Mac?
Posted by Davoud on June 24, 2006, 4:57 am
As a user of Windows XP Pro SP2 and Mac OS X I think (I hope!) I can
answer that in a non-partisan, non-flame-inciting way.
There is some good software available for Windows that is not available
for the Mac. If you're mainly a Windows guy you could compile a more
complete list than I can. Autocad is an important app that comes to
mind, and I don't mean to suggest that's the only one.
There is some good software available for the Mac that is not available
for Windows. If you're mainly a Windows guy I can compile a more
complete list than you can. Aperture, Final Cut Studio; Keynote, Shake,
Soundtrack, /Microsoft/ /Entourage/ , (yes, Virginia, MS makes an
e-mail client for the Mac OS that is better than anything it makes for
Windows,) and I don't mean to suggest those are the only ones.
I think the point is that if you want to run all those great Windows
apps /and/ all of the great Mac apps /and/ the zillion tons of
Linux/Unix apps, and run them all natively, and run them all on one
hardware platform, and run a whole bunch of them simultaneously, a
consensus is arising (among pro-level Windows users in particular) that
Macintosh hardware is the best solution yet devised.
I did my best to keep it non-partisan, without harping on the fact that
Mac OS X has /never/ been penetrated in spite of millions of
Posted by kari on June 25, 2006, 2:22 am
I guess that I haven't really found a need for apps that I can't get on
Windows or Linux. I had no intention of flaming anyone and I hope no one
took it that way.