Eleven Reasons to Switch to Apple, Without Switching to a Mac
So in honour of the first mathNEWS production being done from inside the Mac Labs*, here is an entire article dedicated to that fruity company known as Apple.
Monday brought with it the official announcement by Steve Jobs himself that Apple Computers was going to be switching to Intel processors. This of course happened at a time when many are talking of Microsoft and their use of PowerPC chips in the xBox 360. This is likely going to mean that it will be easily possible to put Mac OS X, or whatever version they're on by the time the switch finally happens, on that computer you have at home (UNLESS you have a Mac!). With this in mind, here are the top eleven reasons (remember, think different) to switch to Apple without buying a Mac.
- You can use up all that RAM you have in your computer that never gets used drawing those pretty graphics.
- You get to spend all your pesky money going from version X.Y to X.(Y+1)
- Buy software you'll use at CampusTechshop.
- You can turn your windows key into a button that you'll actually use.
- If you use Microsoft stuff, you're a tool, if you use Apple stuff, you're cool (if you use Linux, you need a girlfriend).
- All those nifty Apple only products (like Garageband and such) will be available on x86.
- You can laugh at all your Apple fanatic friends when they can't run these programs on the computers they have now.
- Quicktime instead of Media Player (alright, I'm not sure if I'm being sarcastic here or not)
- Less viruses because nobody writes viruses for OSs with such a small market share.
- Make life simpler, use only one mouse button.
- It's not Windows!
* interesting note, many of these mathNEWS articles are, as usual, being done in VI(M), this time on eMacs.