Joined: Sep. 2005
Oh dear. Another opening of the Windows/Mac can of worms.
|That being said, every Total Cost of Ownership calculation I have seen puts the price of a Mac well below the cost of a comparable PC. Just think, no more time and money spent battling viruses, trojan horses, spyware, addware, etc. |
Time and money spent battling viruses, trojan horses, spyware, addware etc?
All that's needed to fully and safely protect any system (windows or not) is ZoneAlarm (free) for a firewall and AdAware (free) for all spyware. As for viruses/trojans/worms, all that is needed is common sense (don't open email attachments from unverifiable sources or run unverified executables etc)
No time or money invested.
Here in the UK, Dell is now knocking out brand new PCs for less than £250, leaving Mac struggling (and so far failing) to reduce the price of their most basic systems to less than twice that.
Ah, but its not just for solitaire that windows has a broader and better established software base. It is every type of software there is out there, except arguably desktop publishers (DTP); for whom Macs have long been the system of choice. The software I use for instance (development, software design/engineering and software analysis tools) are simply not available on the Mac.
|As for the volume of software argument, who cares if there are 50 versions of solitaire for the PC? |
|There is a tremendous Mac free/shareware community, especially in the sciences. |
There is a tremendous free/shareware community for all types of utilities and software in all types of fields, no matter the OS.