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Well, then, we are not just talking about price, are we? The whole argument goes moot.

Using iLife and iWork will save many hours over time... hours that have money value to them. The debate about "Mac" vs "PC" is not just a hardware debate: it is software and notice I have not touched on the OS, yet. The OS and the apps all share a similar feel, making everything easier, once again.

If the people taking part in my challenge have any problems, the Mac owners only have to call one phone number for help. The Windows users have to call several different places, again saving time, frustration and, most importantly, money. Training is simpler, too, saving money once again.

In the long run, if the focus is on cost, it just doesn't add up.

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One of the biggest switchers I know was VP in charge of personnel, training and office matters at a company of 200. A long time Windows user, she was also a good instructor on using Windows apps of various sorts. Just for fun, she asked me to show her how to do a few things on a Mac... I talked her into getting an iBook and giving the challenge a shot, without my help. She now only uses Macs.

 

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Well that challenge doesn't seem fair. The iLife suite is designed to handle all those task well. Most Windows computers don't have software that can do those task (do it well at least). Further more, if you purchase software that does that for your Windows machine they do not seamlessly work together like the programs in iLife.

iWork is just as seamlessly integrated into iLife as those "digital life" apps are into each other, and I think that's the point. For most users, those "challenge" tasks are very indicative of the things they'd typically use their computer for. I recently took a basic computing course (it was required by the curriculum and I couldn't get out of it), and these types of exercises were exactly what was covered.

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Sounds like your "challenge" is pretty one sided. You should have the challenge be more general (surfing, ease of OS use, watching movies, and other simple and remedial task)

The process of performing the "challenge" tasks will present the user with many of these remedial tasks and, again, the respective platforms will show their strengths and weaknesses.

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and then more specific uses (like your challenge, playing games, music creation, business type stuff). That's not really fair to say "here is a challenge between a Windows PC and a Mac PC to do what a Mac does well." If that's the case, you should have a challenge in ease of hardware upgrading and also which PC can run Crysis, COD MW, GTA 4, and BioShock at full power. Doesn't sound fair does it?

I don't think the "challenge" specifically isolates what Macs do better than PCs; I think the "challenge" instead attempts to identify what many people do with their computers and let them see for themselves which platform offers the greatest ease of use, enjoyment and provides superior results for their efforts.

iWork handles most "business type stuff" just fine for many people, but gaming and music creation cater to a more niche set of users. Such a specific "challenge" might be interesting to them though. I don't think hardware upgrading (other than RAM) applies to the majority of Mac users (or even the majority of computer users in general).

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I did cartwheels down the hallway.

If this story is true:
1. I wonder what Apple would have to do to get Ballmer to do that.
2. I would hope there would be a Youtube clip of it.
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Apple profits rise 15% on sales of 2.6m Macs 5.2m iPhones

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Well. I don't feel sorry for Apple if these adverts from M$ are hurting.

Apple have had this coming a for a while now.

See what I mean?
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