P.C.’s Versus Apple Computers

A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I was a devoted member of the Apple Computer cult. I was a dyed-in-the-wool Kool-aid drinking guarantor of the superiority of Apple computers versus a P.C. At that time I couldn’t stand to use a P.C. It was an affront against my sensibilities.

And it was with the greatest of reluctance that I eventually switched my home unit to a P.C. I remember telling myself that it was a temporary move that was due to price and market conditions. It was little consolation, but it really was something that I had little choice over.

Now here I am a decade or so later and I find that I am in a position in which I use both an Apple and a P.C. on a daily basis. The Apple faithful won’t like what I have to say, but I find that the Apple doesn’t thrill me the way that it used to. It may look cool and in some areas it might have genuine superiority over the P.C. but it just doesn’t do all that much for me anymore.

In fact I find that there are a number of tiny details that it falls short. Some of that might be due to some technical issues in which the software developers have focused on the P.C. world as they have the larger market share, but I find that to be little consolation.

You know what this feels like? It is like getting the chance to go back and date the one that got away only to find out that she smells like rotting flesh. You couldn’t find a better combination of shock and awe. The problem is that in this case shock and awe are situated on the island of despair and disappointment.

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  1. Jack's Shack November 14, 2007 at 9:04 pm


    From a security standpoint it is definitely better, but….

  2. jill November 14, 2007 at 1:34 am

    I love my mac! Seriously, my kids get enough viruses… I need my computer to stay away from them. Mac makes this happen for me 🙂 Also there’s the fact that it’s almost as cute as my kids, ha!

  3. Jack's Shack November 13, 2007 at 6:52 am

    Mr. Avrech still needs to put his daughter through college!

    Something tells me that he is going to be just fine.

  4. PsychoToddler November 12, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    Hey hey now, what do you think you’re doing? Mr. Avrech still needs to put his daughter through college!

  5. Anonymous November 12, 2007 at 9:30 am

    This blog defines randomness in all it’s vapid glory. You may just as well have posted with a headline “Concrete Versus Wood fence Posts” In fact you could have just left it at the title and forgotten about the rest – there’s just nothing there; no explanation, no insight, no nothing….
    Web waster.

  6. Mstr. E. Anderson November 12, 2007 at 8:42 am

    Ya know, I have absolutely no doubt that after 10 years of drinking MS Koolaid you feel that a PC with Windows as an OS is better–even though you just hint at why but don’t actually make any explanations.

    More power to ya! Believe whatever you want.

    Just one thing: P.C.= Personal Computer. Dell makes PCs. Apple makes PCs. Dell’s PCs run Windows (or you can get some form of Linux). Apple’s PCs run the Mac OS (and can also run Windows, many flavors of Linux, and other OSes).

    So your article is NOT “P.C.’s Versus Apple Computers.” If you wanted to discuss that you would discuss hardware from Dell, Gateway, Lenovo, HP, Sony, and Apple. But you didn’t do that.

    Your discussion was MS Windows vs. Apple Mac OS.

    Respectfully, your total lack of understanding of the difference between hardware and OSes makes your entire “random thought” nothing more than Microsoft FUD.

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