Computerworld Late To April Fools

April 9, 2008 — 10 Comments

Five reasons why Vista beats Mac OS X from Preston Gralla. ZOMG.

Reason one: Vista runs more software

True, but “here’s where Mac OS X falls short. It can’t run much common software, including enterprise applications and games” calls for a major WTF. Since switching to Apple 12 months ago I’ve never longed for one piece of Windows software. Vista may have more software but Mac software works better, end of story.

Reason Two: Vista is safer

So apparently hackers can crack OSX quicker than Vista. Big fucking deal. I don’t have a virus scanner running in Leopard, find me a Windows user who doesn’t and hasn’t had their system taken over. “Safer” is subjective: running a Mac is always a safer choice for the end user, end of story.

Reason Three: It’s the money, stupid

The old Mac’s cost more argument is apparently a reason to go with Vista. Here’s the thing: Mac’s may cost more up front (and not that much, 7-16% depending on the machine compared to a PC with similar specs) but it’s the marginal cost of using Apple products over the life of the computer, not at the point of purchase that counts. Simply you pay a little more up front but save that money in spades by not having to maintain the system. Every hour spent maintaining a PC has an opportunity cost so therefore it has a measurable cost as well.

Reason Four: The Mac is closed; Vista is open

True, but the quality control because of this is priceless. Besides, when was the last time Apple sued anyone for a Hackintosh system?

Reason Five: Two words — Steve Jobs

I don’t get this point at all. Why is Steve Job’s evidence that Vista is better than Windows? Is it because he doesn’t monkey dance like Microsoft’s Steve Balmer?

So far the comments on the post at ComputerWorld are going 100% against the post, and rightly so. As I said on Twitter, this is the most retarded thing I’ve read this year.

10 responses to Computerworld Late To April Fools

  1. LoL the year in young yet… sounds like a round the lunch table research quickie article.

  2. Who bloody cares.. All the fanboys are the same trotting out the same old guff. I am so over it. I know which one I use and it works exactly how i want it to so it suits the way I work. I don’t give a toss about the rest of you yaps and frankly, I am tired of trawling through crap articles like this as well as your tired response… It’s all been heard beofre so much it is little more than a cut and paste article

  3. I’m running Windows and I don’t use anti-virus software and haven’t for the almost two years now. I have yet to have my computer taken over or a virus show up.

  4. I hated to give them the hit, but I had to go look at the original. The article is obviously flame-bait, but what the heck.

    Reason #1: Vista runs more software

    It doesn’t run “common software.” Well, I wandered over to Amazon at about 2:00PM and I figured I’d look at the best selling “business & productivity” software for Windows. Here’s the list:

    1. Microsoft Office, Home & Student Edition (Available for the Mac)
    2. TurboTax Deluxe (Available for the Mac)
    3. QuickBooks Pro (Available for the Mac)
    4. TurboTax Home & Business (Available for the Mac)
    5. TurboTax Premier Federal & State (Available for the Mac)
    6. Microsoft Outlook (Not available for the Mac–use Microsoft Entourage instead)
    7. H&R Block Tax Cut (Available for the Mac)
    8. Norton Internet Security (Available for the Mac)
    9. Quicken 2008 Deluxe (Available for the Mac)
    10. H&R Block Tax Cut w/ e-file (Available for the Mac)

    So 9 out of 10 of the most popular “Business & Productivity” are available for the Mac and the one that isn’t has a version from the same company with a different name.

    Now Games fair quite a bit worse. I’m not an expert on the latest games, but it looked like only 1 out of the top 10. That said, many of the best sellers were “expansion packs” to the games which were available for the Mac (eg, “The Sims: Free Time” is not available, but “The Sims” and many expansion packs are available).

  5. MoFo, you poor sod. If you can’t stand reading anything contrary to your world view, then don’t read it. If you do read it, then make some LOGICAL arguments against, as Mr. Gralla has done, in this case.

  6. Oops – I meant “as Mr. Riley has done”.

  7. Thanks for your feedback Michael.. If it wasn’t delivered to me via RSS, I would never have read it. I don’t want to raise logical arguments for or against,that’s the whole point… one which perhaps you may have misconstrued.

    Everyone has these “logical” arguments that are nothing more that an opinion on this particular subject that every feels the need to share with me. I just don’t care whether you think either one is better than the other. Each has strengths and weaknesses and is used accordingly. Put simply, right tool for the job. Remember, computers are nothing more than a tool. Garbage in, garbage out still applies.

    As soon as it degenerates into fencing about which is better, it becomes no better than a pair of kids in the schoolyard saying ” My dad can beat up your dad…” Pathetic..

    Trouble is, I usually like Mr Riley’s articles, but i felt this article was a tired effort,rehashing all the same arguments that have gone before..

  8. Vista is the mainstream, that being said…it’s hard to topple the mainstream of anything.
    besides, Vista is good

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