Apple Bans iSlam Muhammad App from App Store

Apple’s jumped onto the Muslim appeasement bandwagon and banned an app that simply quotes from the Koran from the App Store. I’m working on a piece that goes into more detail about why Apple bugs me, but for now just watch the video. It’s instructive.

Windows 7 on Mac OS X Boot Camp – Too Hot!

So, I’ve been experimenting with running Windows 7 via Boot Camp on my MacBook Pro (Early 2008), and my experience has been a bit frustrating. First, the trackpad simply won’t work, no matter how many drivers I try (and to be specific, the two-finger right-click substitute is a no go). And even if I could […]

My Personal Mac vs. PC Experience: I’m Going with Windows 7

Speaking of the Mac, my year-long experiment is over, and the winner is: Windows 7. Yes, after more than a year using a Macbook Pro (early 2008 edition) as my primary system, I’ve now switched “back” to Windows and have retired the Mac. Some very general conclusions: 1. Windows 7 tipped things in Windows’ favor, […]

Security Expert: Mac Safer Because of Smaller Market Share

I’ve always argued (admittedly, without that sound a technical understanding) that Macs are safer from malware only because Apple’s market share is so much less and therefore there’s less of a market to attract malware writers. Seems like this guy agrees: Pwn2Own contest winner: Macs are safer than Windows: Repeating comments he made earlier, Miller […]

Macintosh and OS X not the End-All, Be-All

I’ve been using a Macbook Pro (early 2008 model) since May of this year, for two reasons: to gain a better understanding of OS X for any technical work I’d like to do, and so that I can answer Apple zealots who insist that OS X is to Windows (Vista, in particular) what a Mercedes […]

The Mac is NOT Better than the PC

That’s my headline, and I’m sticking with it. I’ll have more in the near future on the Mac vs. PC question, but the bottom line is: for getting real work done, both are more than sufficient. Vista is neither more nor less stable and capable than OS X, and in some ways is even easier to […]