20 April 2006

Important reading material...

Paul Thurrott, the technology writer, needs little introduction to Mac zealots, many of whom consider him a completely biased member of the dark side. I think for the most part Paul does an ok job of commenting on the Mac scene (iPods, Macs, OS X etc) given his strong background in the Windows community. He is not afraid to try Macs and iPods and not afraid to find he sometimes likes them! I disagree with a number of things he has written but if you are a Mac supporter, some of these things need to be listened to and understood if you hope to convert Windows users to "our cause".

But when commenting on Microsoft and Windows, which is what he does most of the time, Paul is generally a cheerleader for Redmond, tending to look optimistically at the future. With that in mind, it is quite amazing to read his latest article covering Windows Vista. I'll give you a clue as to what to expect - the title is "Where Vista Fails" and wraps up his in-depth series on the most recent Customer Preview.

I have been composing a lengthy piece on Microsoft which I hope to publish shortly. This article may well influence some of my thoughts on that subject. Mac fans: enjoy Paul's article. Windows fans: well, it's never too late to join the party!

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