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Mac vs. PC: And the Winner Is...Nobody

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Sorry, I just can't resist another Mac vs. PC post. I guess watching platform enthusiasts tear each other apart is akin to watching a lion devour a wildebeest on those nature shows: troubling, yet oddly entertaining.

 

This week's show was kicked off by Lynn Greiner at CIO.com, who argued that Macs make poor enterprise platforms because they're proprietary, expensive and not as flexible as the PC. To her credit, she welcomed responses from the Mac crowd, which was only too willing to oblige.

 

The only question that has not been answered by either side is how long this silly argument is going to last. The simple fact is that in a few short years, every enterprise on the planet will be virtual. So on any given day, any given employee will be able to power up any given desktop and launch any given operating system to run whatever application suits their fancy. Windows, Mac, Linux, Sun, all in the mix together, each doing what they're best at.

 

That's the future of hardware as I see it. Anybody care to comment on that?

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