Et tu, Brute?

I used to have this blog that I checked daily – even several times during the day – for its deep analysis, insight and intelligence. That was until this unnamed blogger got sucked into the PC myth machine. He made a post that Bill Gates would have been proud of. It’s full of holes and can be easily attacked. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I know his post was all in jest, and he will always remain at the top of my blogging fix. He’s an incredible blogger, writer, thinker, and friend. However, I call upon all Mac Users who read this blog (Michael, that means you!) to testify to your experience using Macs vs. PCs.

In other news,I thought I’d address some common myths about Macs vs. PCs:

  • Macs cost more than PCs... this is a myth that has been perpetuated for years, in spite of yearly analyses by third party reviewers that show you get far more bang for your book with Macs. (And this is just a financial advantage. This does refer to the greater system stability, peace of mind, virus freedom, etc.)

Systemshootouts.com
Apple vs. Dell – One great quote from this article: Sure, you can get a cheaper Dell notebook, but that’s almost like
saying you can get a VHS for dirt cheap when we’re talking about DVD
players.

Some studies point out that owning a Mac is ultimately even more less expensive, because the cost of supporting the PC is so much greater. Factor in computer support, tech visits, virus protection costs, time spent overhauling your system, reinstalling, and defragging your HD…

That’s my first salvo. Anyone want to tackle another myth?

BTW, surf over to Guy Kawasaki’s site. He’s one of the preeminent professionals in the field on Macs who doesn’t work for Apple.

Oh, BTW2, those batteries that forced the Apple recall were made by Sony… who makes, uh, PCs. I know some folks who swear by Sony, in spite of it all. they make nice gadgets, like cameras and Walkmans, but their computers? C’mon.

BTW3, now that you’re converted to Macs by this one simple rebuttal, you can go get this cool shirt.
Jesussaves

On this day...

9 comments

  1. Andy says:
    I love that shirt – I want one!!

    BTW – how did your sponsored walk go – I probably owe you some money?

  2. I recently switched back to a PC for money purposes. I found an awesome deal on a Dell desktop with 160 GB, lots of RAM, a 17 inch flat screen monitor, RW DVD and CD, etc. I got it for $500! I’ve only had it for a couple of months, so no viruses. But PCs do have a feature where you can take your hard drive back to a certain date, and if the virus wasn’t on your computer on that date, then you are good to go. Of course you have to back up your hard drive every week or so, but with 160 GB it doesn’t take long. Now with that said, Macs are better than PCs hands down, but if you only have $500 to spend Dell is not a bad deal. Plus, it builds character to have to use a PC when you are young, and we all know how valuable character is!!!
  3. Mark W. says:
    Thus, the proverbial flame has been fanned. You are so funny – I love it. I hope that I am still welcome in your house after this mild farce. If so, maybe you could whip out that Mac and cook me some bacon!

    Chris – Kudos on the building character point! Apple users may have it easier in some ways, but they miss out on the fun parts of PC hacking too – chip sets, busses, the pleasure of self-installation. Character building is what that is!

  4. Jeff says:
    Phillip, for the same price or less, I would have recommended the iMac G4. 15-17″ LCD monitor built-in. I’m pretty sure it would still run rings around your Rosie. Hahahahahaa.

    But you bring up a very valuable point. Most PC manufacturers are foisting off on the public $500-600 units that can be matched in speed, RAM, and HD easily by older Mac units, still to be found in places like Macattic.com or Ebay.

  5. Jeff says:
    Mark, not only are you welcome, but I will gladly take you to lunch next week, my treat, at Mac-Donalds. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  6. T.J. says:
    I’ve fixed Windoze and Mac systems… I’d go broke if I had to make a living fixing Mac machines. There’s not enough going wrong on them, nor do you have to take as many security measures as you do on Windoze machines!
  7. Brandi says:
    Can you get anymore stuff on this page…get outside, get some sun, play with your children, hug your wife…you have way to much time on your hands!!!

    I tried to click on a couple of the links on your page and I got this stupid message about 2clicks today or something..what the heck is that?

  8. Mark W. says:
    BTW…apologies for slipping and addressing Phillip as Chris in my last comment. I just realized the error. Needless to say, I’ve known Chris Slaughter longer and you are both handsome, strapping young lads, so I hope all is forgiven, Phillip.

    – Mark W.

  9. jill says:
    you’ll never convert me…
    don’t even try
    i hate those things –
    still friends??

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