Thursday, August 7, 2008

Windows Inferior to OS X — Duh!

The New York Times reported on Microsoft's seemingly astonishing test that really proves absolutely nothing. Their article also links to some other sources, such as one blogger who posits that Microsoft must really think we are all stupid.

I'll let you read the article for the lowdown, but simply put — Microsoft had people use Windows Vista after they set everything up for them for a very limited amount of time during a so-called experimental test. Anyone who has ditched Windows for OS X on a Mac can tell you that Windows was bad enough before all of the driver problems and memory-zapping presented by Vista. And 10 minutes isn't really enough time to experience IE crashing or the blue screen of death (you need 11 for that to happen usually).

Before you PC nerds start commenting about us Mac geniuses, I'll be the first to admit that a computer is a computer is a computer. Macs are expensive and shiny, and they are computers, but it's the operating system that makes the difference.

I've used OS X (now on Leopard) for more than three years now, and I've never experienced a crash or any other problem. The only problem I've ever had was about a week's worth of waiting on a patch to make Adobe CS3 work properly with Leopard after the new OS' release. Plus, if I want, I can run Windows and even Microsoft Office (though there's always the less-expensive Google Docs or more user-friendly Keynote). Just admit it already, Microsoft, OS X is far superior to your operating system — especially since the Vista downgrade.

And one last thing, to everyone who says it doesn't matter whether you design or edit video on a Mac or a PC — you obviously know nothing about design and you've obviously never experienced the ease of editing media on a Mac. ;)

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