MAC VS. PC: HYPE VERSUS REALITY

I hear it from people all the time: PCs might have some advantages, but boy, there’s nothing like a Mac for graphics and video work, especially if you’re a professional. Well, nonsense. The Adobe programs are identical on either platform, and PCs have long...

APPLE CONTINUES TO LOSE GROUND

Reading the papers might have given you the impression that Apple is a strong contender, with a solid operating system, fabulous products, and booming sales. Sadly, the business news is frequently reported with the same quest for sensationalism and lack of objectivity...

MAC OS X – THE MANDATORY UPGRADE

Apple has a problem – its users aren’t flocking to the new operating system, OS X, as fast as Apple needs. So Apple came up with a plan to fix their problem. Guesses, anyone? Innovative new features? Lower prices? No, no. Apple is going to release a new line of Macs...

GATEWAY COMPETES WITH IMAC

Gateway is taking aim at Apple Computer and the flat-panel iMac. Gateway has had an all-in-one, flat-panel-based Profile PC series for far longer than Apple’s new iMac. The new Gateway Profile 4 outperforms the iMac for considerably less money ($999 versus $1299 for...

MAC OS X UPGRADE

Apple announced an upgrade of OS X, its new operating system, from 10.1 to 10.2. The upgrade will be released in late August. It fixes a bunch of bugs in previous versions, and adds a handful of new features. Keep in mind, this is not a big change, like the change...

THE REAL MAC OS X STORY

I read press coverage about Apple computers all the time. One of the favorite themes recently has been the wonder of the new Mac operating system, OS X, all new and cool, a real Unix desktop system, and all the rest. Time for a reality check. Mac OS X is slow and full...