Thursday, June 15, 2006

Vista vs. OSX

I know there are a lot of people out there, myself included, who are now really interested in possibly getting a Mac now that they can run Windows XP. OSX and Windows XP each have their plusses and minuses. Aside from the fact that, according to Aaron, everyone who buys a Mac is a fag, many people find OSX more interesting and stable to use. However, from a versatility standpoint, Windows XP has far far more applications available for it and it is, without a doubt, the dominant platform for home PCs.

There is a new question to this debate, Vista. What will Vista be like compared to OSX. Mac has a new version of OSX coming out, 10.5, code name Tiger, but all of the features for it won’t be revealed until a conference in August, and its not going to be the type of leap that XP to Vista is, not even close. Vista, on the other hand, is available as a Beta right now, and people are able to get in and dig around.

For the sake of arguments, I found an article that does a pretty good job comparing OSX 10.4 to Windows Vista Beta 1. I’d love to have a Vista Beta vs. OSX 10.5 Beta article, but since there won’t be that much of a difference between 10.4 and 10.5, this article should do just fine.

Although I’m leaning toward getting a MacBook Pro in a few months, I’m probably going to wait until after Vista comes out to see if it can run Vista as well as OSX 10.5. With the new Intel chips coming out this fall, speed of the hardware will not be an issue.

You can read the article here.



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