10 April 2008

Five reasons why Vista beats Mac OS X

Har. Har. Har.

Don't you love the "new internet". Which information travels faster around the world than it does from brain to fingers? Here's a great example of some really shallow journalism (from a pretty well known portal). It's amazing what people will do for traffic.

1. Write a headline that will bring in fanboys by the HORDE.
2. Tease people with the promise of some in-depth analysis and considered views.
3. Write crap.
4. Sit back and watch the ad clicks.

You have GOT to read the comments on this one.

An extract. To wet your appetite.

The conventional wisdom, that Mac's OS X is superior to Windows Vista, is flat-out wrong. In fact, despite much belief to the contrary, Vista is a superior operating system. Here are five reasons why.

Reason #1: Vista runs more software

Mac OS X is a very pretty operating system, but beauty runs only skin deep. An operating system by itself is a poor thing -- it's the applications that run on top of it that matter. And here's where Mac OS X falls short. It can't run much common software, including enterprise applications and games.

Virtualization software like Parallels Desktop for Mac won't solve the problem. Parallels can't run even the most basic Vista games such as FreeCell, Hearts, Pinball, Solitaire and Minesweeper, because it doesn't support DirectX 9. And virtualization software creates big problems for enterprises with regard to volume licensing, technical support, creating standard enterprisewide images and so on. So it's no good for running enterprise applications either. Vista beats OS X here, hands down.

(PS I've just realised I've sent even more traffic his way. Sad, sad day.)