A Month with a Mac: A Die-Hard PC User’s Perspective: This is an exhaustive (15-page) review of OS X by a diehard PC user. In the first few paragraphs he explains that he uses and enjoys PCs, but he’ll give the Mac a shot. He spent a month with it.
In the end, he enjoyed a lot of it. He points out a lot of great aspects to the OS and states that it’s better than Windows.
In the end, Apple has developed a very strong platform. OS X is quite possibly one of the best operating systems of its time and in many ways, is the best for what it does, and Apple’s hardware leaves very little to be desired
But as always, the Apple platform is a tough sell to the mainstream for the reasons that I’ve already outlined. I took a chance and ended up pleasantly surprised.
Maybe more PC users would be pleasantly surprised too – the problem is that even as a second machine, a Mac is an expensive proposition. Maybe instead of switch commercials, Apple should have poured that money into arranging 30-day trials of G5s for PC users. They would’ve probably gotten more converts that way.
Yes, we come back to the price issue. This guy was running on a $3,000 dual 2.5 GHz G5 which he upgraded with 4GB of memory after finding it was too slow with 512MB. And that’s $3,000 without a monitor.
If I had the cash to do that, I’d probably love a Mac too.