A passage from the Book of Jobs

As of this morning, there are a bit over 45,000 search results for “vista sucks”, and you can be sure this did not go overlooked in Cupertino. In my mailbox this morning:

Go beyond Vista.

It’s time to get a Mac. If you’re thinking of upgrading to Vista, you’ll probably need a new computer. Why not get a Mac? It’s simpler, more secure, and way more fun. And it works with the stuff you already have, like printers and cameras. So before you upgrade anything, you owe it to yourself to check out a Mac.

I don’t need a new computer, and I’m not thinking of upgrading to Vista, but sooner or later Microsoft will stop patching the leaks in XP — and that, I think, will be the optimum time to move.


  1. Jeffro »

    3 February 2007 · 12:07 pm

    I didn’t want to leave Win98 for XP, but I’m glad I did. I’m also glad I didn’t jump for a while as well. Let others be Bill Gates’ guinea pigs. I’ll probably need new hardware some time, and that will be the turning point.

  2. Miss Cellania »

    3 February 2007 · 12:40 pm

    When you finally get up the courage and get a Mac, you’ll kick yourself for waiting so long.

  3. Veronica »

    3 February 2007 · 7:22 pm

    What Jeffro says.

    And, seeing as Mac just went Intel, I sincerely doubt the “benefits” will last much longer.

  4. Mister Snitch! »

    3 February 2007 · 11:57 pm

    Re Intel: There’s an amazing new program out there too, (forgot the name) that lets you see Windows icons and run Windows programs from within the Mac OS. That is: Not as a reboot, not as a system-within-a-system (as ‘Virtual PC’ used to do), but almost as if they were Mac software.

    Someone said, ages ago, that ‘anyone who is serious about software needs to build their own hardware’. MS was never iinto elegant solutions. They catered to the pragmatic business market, and in that they did a great job. Frankly, they kicked Apple’s ass.

    But now that computers are moving toward being a ubiquitous commodity, a market for elegance has matured. ‘Uniqueness’ (if such a term can be used as a rationale for a zillion iPod users) has replaced ‘conformity’ as a desirable quality (but only many years after Apple’s ‘1984’ ad.) Elegance can only come from a company accustomed to crafting software and hardware to work together. Hence Apple’s resurgence.

    Besides, you’ll want a Mac to sync up properly with your iPhone. You’ll get one in 3 years, when the low-end model is $50. (It’s peer pressure – you won’t want to be the only one without one.)

  5. Nina »

    4 February 2007 · 9:53 am

    I recently got an iBook and Mac Mini and love them! The hardest part has been closing documents by clicking the x on the left instead of the right. Clicking the wrong side every time when going back and forth between the Mac and PC.

  6. Tatyana »

    4 February 2007 · 2:59 pm

    It’s nice if you have a choice, in my case I’m stuck with PC no matter what: AutoCAD in every office I’d ever been to works only on one platform, and one platform only.

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