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Why do I love them so? Here are a few reasons…
- They are usable. Anybody can sit down and in five minutes learn how to use a mac.
- On the flipside, OS X is very powerful and adaptable, letting the advanced user easily get to the grind.
- Mac OS X is a cutting-edge OS. This is further evidenced by the fact that VISTA, years behind, is copying what Mac OS X has been doing well for years. Then again, this isn’t new.
- No viruses. Not a one. Microsoft VISTA = Microsoft Viruses Infections Spyware Trojans Adware
- They are pretty. I can’t count the number of “ooohs” and ahhhs” I’ve received because of the (several..) macs I own.
- Steve Jobs understands the zen of good design.
- Video chat. I chat regularly with family members (who live in a different state) full-screen on my 23″ cinema display. It’s like they’re in the same room. Amazing. And free. Free is good.
- Included, tightly-integrated applications. iPhoto, iTunes, iMovie, iDVD, iEverythingElse. They all work together nicely. Not so on Windows.. You’d have to scour the net for clunky apps that might come close in their functionality, but don’t seamlessly integrate w/ the other apps, and each brings with it a veritable deluge of spyware, virii, and advertisements. Blech.
This list could easily be twenty times longer, but for the sake of space, I’ll cut it short. Needless to say, I’m proud of my mac. So much so, that it almost becomes a philisophical ideal.
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There is no reason to use Windows. It just sucks, plain and simple. The only reason people continue to use it is because of the “traditions of their fathers“. I get strange looks when I start drawing a comparison between the gospel and a mac, but I see a comparison worth analyzing. Just as we are to be a light to those that are in darkness, I feel the need to preach the macintosh to the unbelieving, Windows-using masses.
Release the chains that bind you! Step into the light! Get a mac!