Linked by David Adams on Mon 25th May 2009 21:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Over the years, we've occasionally run an "Ask OSNews" feature, wherein a reader asks us a question and we answer it publicly. Lately I've really been enjoying Slate's Dear Prudence advice column and the ever-interesting Straight Dope, and I thought we should see if we can get more OSNews readers to submit questions, and turn Ask OSNews into a more-regular thing. If your question falls outside of our domain expertise, we'll try to track down an expert to help out. And of course, our responses will always be supplemented by further advice from OSNews readers in the comments. Questions are welcome on any topic ranging from OSes and computing to science and geek culture. Contact us with your questions. (Please include "Ask OSNews" in the subject). Today's question is from a young student in Hungary who's seduced by the faraway siren song of Apple's marketing and wonders, "should I switch?"
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RE: No you should not buy a Mac
by mszl on Tue 26th May 2009 05:25 UTC in reply to "No you should not buy a Mac"
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I would NOT buy a Mac.
* It's overpriced eye candy. It's a scam where you're paying for the name.
* It does not have the amount of software that Windows has, especially for businesses and small offices like Windows does. For instance, an M.D. friend that is a Mac fanatic uses -- or tries to -- in his solo practice. His loyalty to Mac is pathetic to watch after seeing all the frustration he goes through to try to get software he needs if it exists. Most of the time it doesn't but there is always a Windows version. It's like he's in a cult.

* Apple sees the writing on the wall. The current Mac Gui/OS isn't better than Windows Vista/7. That's why they are in the telephone business.

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