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 […]

Free At Last!!!

Another OS X advantage over Windows: because (most) OS X applications are not “installed” in the same sense as in Windows, that is, by depositing various .dll, .exe., config, and other files all over the file system, not to mention writing copious amounts of information into a registry, there’s a greater sense of freedom in […]