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9/14/2007
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Fredric Paul
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All Apple, All The Time

Seems like our colleagues over at InformationWeek are becoming obsessed with Apple. My friend Mitch Wagner has just posted The Complete, Unvarnished, Slightly Biased Apple Buyers' Guide, and it's a useful overview for companies considering making a switch Wintel to Mac.

Seems like our colleagues over at InformationWeek are becoming obsessed with Apple. My friend Mitch Wagner has just posted The Complete, Unvarnished, Slightly Biased Apple Buyers' Guide, and it's a useful overview for companies considering making a switch Wintel to Mac.The story offers a lot of meat to justify its opening line that "Apple is sexy."

In addition to linking an earlier story about Apple chasing the small business market (that I blogged about earlier this week), Mitch adds new insight into everything "i" -- from iPhones to iPods and iTunes.

More important to users and IT folks at small an midsize comapanies, he also delves into Apple's Desktops & Notebooks -- including a useful chart -- and running Windows Apps On Macs.

The chart is especially interesting, in a couple of ways. First, it's a great way to understand Apple's product offerings. But it also drives home the point that while Apple offers some great products, the product line just isn't that broad. I mean, imagine a chart laying out all the desktop and notebook options in the Wintel world. You'd need a spreadsheet the size of Nebraska!

Maybe that's the point. If Apple's product line meets your needs, why bother with the all that PC confusion? But if you want something very specific, PCs in all their infinite, often frustrating complexity, do offer you the ability to find or build exactly what you want.

And as I mentioned in my last Apple post, one thing that PCs offer is the option to pay less to get less. And for small companies on even smaller budgets, sometimes that's a big thing.

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