That Apple is selling Macs beyond most people’s estimates is not in doubt. After all, Jan-Mar ’08 has seen 2.29 million shipped, up by 51% from Jan-Mar ’07.
Perhaps on cue many reports are appearing that routinely praise Mac and rubbish XP or Vista, such as the one by Rob Pegoraro in the Washington Post.
Some diehard XP lovers, Rob informs, loathe seeing Vista taking over the mantle. A ‘Save Windows XP’ campaign has so far seen 206,016 users (as of this writing) urging Microsoft to offer XP indefinitely. If you want to join the campaign, do so before June 30.
It’s obvious that many people really get the benefits they desire from using XP. I do too, yet I do not harbor any special love for the Windows operating systems, except for the fact that I cannot do without it since most software I have run on it.
Here is the dilemma for many computer users like me.
On one hand you are told, and maybe rightly so, that the Mac experience has no parallels. On the other, you have practically very few options to wriggle out of Windows’ control any time soon.
True, you can possibly run Windows in Mac environment, and yes for many routine office works you have splendid Mac choices, but do those solve all the problems? My answer is ‘not really’.
I’m not alone in thinking so. I recall a video (below) 2 months back in which Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome explained why he wants to switch back to XP from Mac OS X. Guess there are many like him.
What do you think?