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Old 05-24-2007, 07:38 PM   #11
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Apple vs. Windows
by Cate P., No. Smithfield, RI


It’s 1984. Apple has just released its first commercial with the famous intonation: “On January 24th, Apple will introduce Macintosh. And you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like 1984.” The following year, Bill Gates released Windows 1.0 to be used with IBM computers. The computer generation was born.

Apple and Windows threw open the door of technology almost 25 years ago and have yet to cease amazing the world. When buying a computer, most consumers can be persuaded to choose what is considered the “best” one out there. Apple has struggled to keep up with the accomplishments of Bill Gates, but in 1996, Apple founder and former CEO Steve Jobs returned to the company to bring Apple computers (also known as Macintoshes) to the top. Taking a look at recent updates to Macintosh’s reliability, compatibility, multimedia capabilities, and security, Apple might once and for all shut the “window” on Windows.

A reliable computer is one that doesn’t crash, but when that happens, the easiest solution is to restart, which can result in losing data. This usually happens because Windows’ software components are connected to each other. For example, if Internet Explorer stops working, the rest of the computer usually stops working too. On a Macintosh, if a program stops working, you can easily “force quit” the affected application. Unlike Window’s software components, which are all connected, Apple’s operating system (OS X) keeps applications separated from each other, and from the operating system itself.

In the past, Apple computers have had trouble working alongside Windows, but this is no longer an issue. The common problem of sharing Word documents between Windows and Macs was eliminated when Microsoft Office made an edition for Apple computers. In the last year, a program called Parallels has been released for Apple computers and allows Windows XP, and now Windows Vista, to run on an Apple computer alongside OS X. Many people go so far as to say that Apple does a better job running Windows than any computer that has it as a standard operating system!

In 2001, Apple released the first iPod, a product that has since changed the music industry. Apple’s iPod comes with iTunes, a software program that makes managing music a breeze. Apple also has software called iPhoto, iDVD, iMovie HD, Garageband, iCal, iChat, and Address Book, all of which use one integrated interface and come standard on every Mac.

Editing and managing photos can be a laborious task on a Windows-based computer; most people consider Windows-based computers for the hardworking and Macs for the artists, but with Steve Job’s innovative ideas, Apple has become a play-hard workaholic computer company that suits every user’s needs. Why suffer through the headaches produced by a Windows computer when Apple computers “just work”?

As many Windows users know, web browsing has become a dangerous endeavor, with over 114,000 viruses creeping through the Internet. Unsuspecting users can easily get infected and lose every file on their hard drive. The solution? Virus software - or buy a Mac. Apple OS X is built on top of Unix, a very secure operating system that is used on some of the most secure machines in the world. Not having to buy anti-virus software can save money, and allows a carefree computer experience.

I grew up using a Windows-based computer. I suffered the headaches, the crashes, and the viruses. Two years ago I switched to a Mac, and since then all I do is enjoy using the computer. If I had to work again on a Windows-based computer, it would be a nightmare. All this leads me to say, “Once you go Mac, you never go back.”


this is from teen ink, a magazine my class reads for writing class. this was in the opinion section. i wanted to send a critique, but didnt feel like it afterward. i dont think she knows wat she is talking about.
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:46 PM   #12
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She doesn't. I'm using Windows Vista right now and it's stable as a rock.
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:52 PM   #13
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Lol, saved it to my USB drive, thanks for that one!

I actually don't mind macs all that much though, it's just their advertising that gets under my skin. If a brand has to put down another brand, then you know they're desperate.
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I didn't even look at it i'm just going based off of the title of this thread, SCREW MACS! Overpriced pieces of shit...
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:41 PM   #15
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That article doesn't make any sense. Obviously this lady has never heard of alt+F4.
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^or ctrl+alt+del
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Hahahaha, that made me laugh. Good one.
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haha, i like the rap, but.. its kinda annoying haha (your sig that is)
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That hilarious! Its funy how obviously computers windows and cell phones can have viruses but no Mac's lmfao
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:38 PM   #20
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dont be hatin!
no but seriously, if you guys actually owned macs youd like them more. If you do own a mac, and you still dont like them, then your problem is probably games.
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