Mac vs. PC

While people much smarter than I have commented on the differences between Macs and PCs, I will hold out this humble observation: I put my PC in the basement in December, and have used a 17 inch iMac as my day-to-day computer for the past 6 months. For the past two weeks I’ve been connecting using a variety of Windows-based machines at Internet cafes — mostly Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Tonight I fired up the iMac for the first time in a couple of weeks and I gotta tell you: the Internet is a far more beautiful place when you look at it through a large, beautifully anti-aliased screen with a Macintosh UI wrapped around it. It makes using any version of Windows seem akin to trying to paint with socks on.

Just an observation.


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Steven Garrity on May 18, 2003 - 05:18 Permalink

While I’m not enamoured with the appearance of the GUI, you are certainly right that things just look better on the mac. My window into the mac world is an “old” (according to mac users) 15” CRT iMac, so I don’t have a beautiful 17” LCD (which would make anything look better). The anti-aliasing on the mac is just better than on windows. Not sure why that is, exactly.