Look, I’m not trying to be some anti-Windows Apple fanboi. I’m not saying that a Mac is for everybody; I think everyone should give them a try and then think critically about switching. But when it comes down to choosing between upgrading your small business to Vista or switching to OSX, it’s kind of a no-brainer.
That’s why I take umbrage with this story from CNN’s Money. In it, the writer compares the pros and cons of switching, but ultimately has a few gripes about using a Mac in an office environment.
The grips, from a qualified writer, include such offenses as the packaging being too nice, inability to find the power button, and the whiz-band interface in Time Machine.
The writer had problem with Apple’s Spaces as well. Sure, it might be a little confusing, but they’re not for everyone, and can be turned off. And he was upset that a specific app that his office uses for VPN didn’t work well on a Mac.
Sure, these could be legitimate gripes, but the author doesn’t contrast and compare these with PCs, like the fact that some Vaio notebooks have two power buttons that must be pressed in order, that there are alternate apps for pretty much any Windows app, and that Vista is a gas-bag of a memory and resources hog.
Again, I’m not making the case for Apple, but if there are reasons to avoid switching your office over, not being familiar with the power button isn’t one.