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OS X/Vista Debate Rages

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: OS X/Vista Debate Rages
2. Today's Top Story
    - The Mac OS/Vista Debate: Readers Have Their Say
    - Counterpoint: Does OS X Really Shine Brighter Than Vista?
    - Blog: Will 'Craplets' Put Windows Vista At Risk?
3. Last Week's Top 10 Stories
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Quotes Of The Day:
"I love the new Vista product from Microsoft. They simply got this right. It's so much closer to what Mac had originally accomplished, which is natural computing. The interface is SO MUCH better this time around." -- Reader "Drummer Al"

"John Welch is a shameless Mac partisan and that shines through his entire discussion of Vista versus OS X. However, even a stopped clock is right twice a day and Welch's conclusion is precisely correct. OS X is superior to Vista." -- Reader Rick Cook


1. Editor's Note: OS X/Vista Debate Rages

Last week I put out a call for your views on the Mac OS X versus Windows Vista debate. You responded in force. There were many Vista proponents and many OS X proponents. Today, we're presenting the comments in (mostly) unedited fashion so you can see what your peers are thinking.

In addition to the obvious question of which system is better, there was healthy debate on the issue of openness: How open (if at all) is Apple? Why doesn't Apple make its operating system available on other hardware platforms in order to expand the availability of its software? Read all the comments here.

At the same time, we asked contributing editor David DeJean to fashion a response to the original article by John C. Welch that sparked all the debate to begin with. We think you'll find his input provocative.

With these two items, we give you what is now a more complete look at the issues in this debate and ask that you feel free to weigh in yourself with further comments at our blog.

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


2. Today's Top Story: Mac OS X/Vista

The Mac OS/Vista Debate: Readers Have Their Say
The debate rages: Is Apple's Mac OS X or Microsoft's Windows Vista the superior operating system? Our writers have weighed in, now readers have their say. And they've got a lot on their minds.

Counterpoint: Does OS X Really Shine Brighter Than Vista?
It's wrong to make the differences between Mac OS X and Windows Vista into a horse race—each operating system is most challenged by its own history, limitations, and possibilities.

Blog: Will 'Craplets' Put Windows Vista At Risk?


3. The Top 10 Stories Of Last Week

Review: Six Rootkit Detectors Protect Your System

Review: Mac OS X Shines In Comparison With Windows Vista

Microsoft Plans Downloadable Versions Of Windows Vista, Office

Despite 100 Million IE 7 Installs, Microsoft's Browser Still Loses Ground

HP's Chip Research Extends Moore's Law, Fuels Industry Growth

New Phisher Tactic: Pay Me Or I'll Kill You

Microsoft CEO Takes On Apple's iPhone

Why The iPhone Won't Make Apple A Player In Business IT

Langa Letter: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option

Man Burned By Cell Phone Meltdown


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