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The MHz Myth is back

An OSCast broadcast (MPEG4) points out that Adobe's pcprefered page is authored by a longtime anti-Mac apologist.

MacCentral has released Apple's response to Adobe's page. (Thanks Maali)

But what's the point of all this? What is Adobe expecting to get out by flaming up the old MHz myth? Why do people buy a Mac? IMHO, it's all a question of usability, working experience, integration, cross application compatibility, etc. I prefer Mac OS over Windows because I can get my job done quicker and in better conditions - and with added personal satisfaction.
Now, let's not forget that a computer is nothing else than a tool - eventhough you might get a different idea by reading this weblog. Basically, it's there to help you create and produce. Sure, some run "faster" than others, but do you actually type or write faster? Edit and create faster? Err..

The Mac experience goes a little further. A Mac tends to be more than just a computer for many people - me included. At the end of the day, I do get the impression that using a Mac adds to my personal work satisfaction. What's your opinion?

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Reponses to “The MHz Myth is back”

#1 by Chris

01:41 on 27 March 2003

As embarrassing as it is to say this amongst die-hard mac fans, I'm one of those obnoxious Switchers. After spending a year on a Mac under OS 9.2 in college (doing Multimedia Design), I went out and bought a Mac running 10.2

The only thing I even turn the PC on for anymore is browser testing. I couldn't go back if you paid me. Yes, my 800MHz eMac *isn't* as "snappy" as my 1.5GHz PC.. but for me it's all about the user experience; it's built from the ground up with the end user in mind and it really shows. I love it.

#2 by John Jonathan Kopanas

23:29 on 27 March 2003

Researchers only report on what they can measure. They don't measure how long it takes someone to complete a job, they measure how long the computer takes to do the processing of a job. Annoying!!!

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