Dvorak Says Get A Mac

Jul 26th, 2007 | By | Category: Computer Hardware, General

If you’re looking for signs that hell may soon freeze over, PC Magazine just served one up.

PC Mag’s anti-Mac linkbaiter John Dvorak reports that he actually tried using a Mac recently, liked it and is now recommending Macs over PCs:

I can see why the Mac is gaining market share, because the rationale for using one is simple. Do you want to deal with the agony of antivirus, firewall, antispyware, and other touchy software subsystems, many of which do not work well? Or do you want to boot Microsoft Word and write a document and be done with it?

As someone who does recommend gear to people, I have to think to myself, “Should I recommend something that will come back to haunt me, or recommend a Mac with its higher price but lower hassle factor?” The answer is simple. I hate the idea of having to do customer service for people who cannot keep their systems clean, and that’s most people.

If you’re worried that Dvorak’s going soft, though, he’s still got podcasting, internet television and the iPhone to bash….

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