Should You Buy Windows or Apple Computers for Your Company?

Posted by: Rod Kurtz on September 25, 2007

Buying computers for your business can be a nerve-wracking experience. But before you even get started, you need to answer an important question: Should you buy Windows or Apple computers?

The answer depends on what you need from your computer system. Once you compare the features of each system, the choice should be clear…

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Reader Comments

DB

September 26, 2007 4:47 AM

I suppose if software was to be decoupled from the machine, Windows could do a Mac, and put it on their own machine, and get 10 % of the market, mind you with the profit from the machine as well.

So what, then you would have all the other manufacturers on Linux, so they might all start paying for the Open software movement to advertise their products, and then at last people would know that something perfectly reasonable as an alternative to the virus prone, and window collapsing expensive Microsoft, actually exists.

I didn't until I had to start looking for something cheap, and even then I was very suspicious about a Linux system, the way the press talked it up, as if you had to be some software genius to get it to work.

I don't really know what qualifies for a genius these days, certainly not what I imagine, that is definite.

And as for getting my Ubuntu to be simpler to operate, more reliable, or even simpler to load, I'm not really quite sure how that would be possible.

The only thing that isn't clear for me at the moment without going to the Ubuntu web-site, is what printers and scanners work, as the connection for these items in software terms, I think are different from the connections needed for Windows, though I'm not sure.

For me, and it is important, that's the only extra thing to figure out, between Linux and Windows, and Mac.

Steve

September 26, 2007 12:25 PM

I hate to be critical, but I found this article to be virtually useless. The author merely restates the obvious, and even that is done with an obvious bias. Worse yet, the research (if any) appears to be way outdated.
Bottom line... this is a lame attempt at writing a business technology piece. Try again when you have more than a lunch hour to devote to the effort!

Eric W

September 26, 2007 5:39 PM

The article also misses the point that there are more computer operating systems than just Microsoft and Apple.
Underlying all the user friendliness of Apple OS X is BSD, a unix derivative. The robustness of the Apple platform is because of this.
There are several other Unixes out there and they are very inexpensive relative to OS X and Windows. One of note is Linux (various vendors) another is Solaris buy Sun.
These are free or come with low cost maintenance subscriptions. The saving over multiple office machines mount up quickly. They also run on just about any hardware platform available so you're not locked into Intel and clone chips like Microsoft and Apple.
One does not have to be handcuffed to Microsoft Applications either. Many quality and free or nearly free applications are available to do nearly any job you desire on these alternate platforms.

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