Even though InformationWeek has decided to rename its "Switching from Windows to Mac" blog to "Apple Unvarnished," bringing its Apple focus a bit more front and center, we're still seeing plenty of talk about the whole switching idea, for both consumer and enterprise users. And plenty of lists.
Apple lovers love lists about Apple love:
- Blogger Bill Westerman at utilware.com gives us 22 points in "The Truth About Switching" (example: You'll regret your purchase, but you'll get over it).
- Myfirstmac.com's answer to "Why Buy a Mac - What's the Difference, Really?" is succinctly expressed in seven reasons (Tons of Mac People Love Their Macs doesn't seem like a real reason, though).
- ValleyWag blogger Nick Douglas goes the distance with "42 Reasons Normal People Can Switch to Macs," from silly ("Internet. The vast majority of web sites work on both systems") to sublime ("Defragging? Forget it.").
- And about six months after Windows Vista's release, are any of the predictions of a semi-mass exodus to the Apple ranks for enterprise users coming to fruition?
- Computerworld today reports in detail on Auto Warehousing Co.'s two-month switchover plan. "This is not a vengeance case," says AWC CIO Dale Frantz, referring to a previous licensing dust-up with Microsoft.
- London-based Capital & Regional's CIO Regional Snooks tells silicon.com that as he looks toward the costs of an XP-to-Vista upgrade, he's seriously considering Macs as a logical, cost-effective alternative.
- And IT author and University of New England Assistant Professor Joe Habraken told an audience at an IT360 event that it's only a matter of time until Apple solidifies its enterprise leadership spot because of the evolution of Mac Intel hardware and the fact that young people who will soon be in control of IT budgets use Apple products every day in their daily life and in school, according to ITBusiness.ca.