Saturday, May 28, 2005

Intel CEO: Get a Mac?

Delicious! New Intel CEO Paul Otellini fesses up:

Pressed about security..., Mr. Otellini had a startling confession: He spends an hour a weekend removing spyware from his daughter's computer. And when further pressed about whether a mainstream computer user in search of immediate safety from security woes ought to buy Apple Computer Inc.'s Macintosh instead of a Wintel PC, he said, "If you want to fix it tomorrow, maybe you should buy something else."

I use a PC at work and a Mac at home, but I'm definitely in the Mac convert camp for reasons of both functionality and elegance. I've never been in love with a Wintel machine (although I've been in love with what they enabled me to do -- word processing, email, the Web). I AM in love with Macs; they're just such classy products, and I adore that they're designed with an eye to creating passionate users.

If you have any interest in doing anything creative with your computer (film, art, music), a Mac is the undisputed way to go. Indeed, the availability of such astoundingly simple and powerful off-the-shelf creative technologies has spawned a massive flourishing of DIY artistry both on and off the web. Millard Grub's MacProfit blog, for instance, is a great place to get inspired.

Plus, I'm no fan of all the upkeep required with PCs...

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