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Mac OS X Or Vista? Your Turn To Weigh In

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Mac OS X Or Vista? Your Turn To Weigh In
2. Today's Top Story
    - New Apple Product Review: Apple's Xserve Gives Enterprise An Alternative
3. Macworld Wrap-Up
    - Images -- And Gadgets -- From Macworld Expo 2007
    - Stopping A Bullet At Macworld
    - Top 7 iPhone Questions Steve Jobs Doesn't Want You To Ask
    - Podcast: Why Mac OS X Shines In Comparison With Windows Vista
    - Report From Macworld: The iPhone At Last
4. PLUS: CES 2007 Wrap-Up
    - Live From The CES 2007 Show Floor
    - Our Bloggers Weigh In From The Show
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"This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men." -- Captain J. A. Hadfield


1. Editor's Note: Mac OS X Or Vista? Your Turn To Weigh In

Last Saturday we published a review comparing Mac OS X and Windows Vista. The topic was a huge hit with you, our audience, prompting a flood of e-mails. Some readers wrote to criticize the review, stressing their feelings that author John C. Welch was writing from his position as a well-known Mac advocate. Others told us they felt the piece was one of the most detailed technical comparisons between Mac OS X and Windows Vista they'd ever read.

Few areas offer as fertile a field for ongoing debate as does the question of Mac vs. Windows. That's why I'm asking you to keep our point-counterpoint discussion going. E-mail me, or respond to my blog entry, noting the specific areas where you believe Vista has the upper hand on Mac OS X, particularly any where you may disagree with author Welch. If you feel there's a case to be made that OS X has the upper hand, like Welch believes, let me know that, too.

I'll compile the substantive, functionally focused retorts and publish those right alongside Welch's review in a single, reader-driven article.

We've also invited contributing reviewer David DeJean to take a stab at responding from the Vista perspective, and expect to be publishing his findings in the near future.

Meantime, the debate raged for much of the week on Apple's iPhone. Is it revolutionary? Will it shake up the handset market? Is it a ho-hum me-too entrant taking on a slew of entrenched competitors? Check out the iPhone opinions of our bloggers, and weigh in there with your own views, too.

Because your opinions matter to the InformationWeek community.

Tom Smith
tsmith@cmp.com
www.informationweek.com


2. Today's Top Story

New Apple Product Review: Apple's Xserve Gives Enterprise An Alternative
The Xserve rackmounted server offers solid performance and broad standards support at an excellent price.


3. Macworld Wrap-Up

Images -- And Gadgets -- From Macworld Expo 2007

Stopping A Bullet At Macworld
Tune into the discussion about why the iPhone looks like it's going to be a great phone -- but, still, it's just a phone, and an expensive one at that. We also talk about Apple TV, and generally cool stuff around the show.

Top 7 iPhone Questions Steve Jobs Doesn't Want You To Ask
Apple CEO Steve Jobs was the star of the Mac(world) universe this week, with his unveiling of the uber-cool iPhone. While the device is earning kudos in many circles as a "leapfrog" device, it's also prompting a backlash. In that vein, we present a David Letterman-style list of questions, which take a few pointed but not necessarily unfair potshots at Apple's as-yet-unproven product.

Podcast: Why Mac OS X Shines In Comparison With Windows Vista
Listen to a podcast interview with John C. Welch, as he talks about his recent InformationWeek article that compares Microsoft Windows Vista with Apple Mac OS X and finds Vista wanting. He responds to feedback on the article, describes why OS X outshines Vista, and talks about the general outlook for Apple vs. Microsoft.

Report From Macworld: The iPhone At Last
Listen to our podcast interview with InformationWeek Senior Editor Sharon Gaudin. She describes the keynote by Steve Jobs, and products that were announced: the iPhone and Apple TV. Sharon's pretty excited about the whole thing -- me, not so much. I'm thinking: Yeah? So? It's a phone? Listen to the podcast for yourself and make up your own mind.


4. PLUS: CES 2007 Wrap-Up

Live From The CES 2007 Show Floor
High-definition TVs, ultra-mobile PCs, MP3 players, and crowds, crowds, crowds are some of the views we captured in our travels through the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Our Bloggers Weigh In From The Show


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