I saw an article today, "Reasons why Vista is Better than OS X". Well, I am not against anyone thinking that it's better I mean, for them it probably is
. But when they say stuff like this it doesn't work for me:
"Parallels can't run even the most basic Vista games such as FreeCell, Hearts, Pinball, Solitaire and Minesweeper, because it doesn't support DirectX 9."
A: those games don't use DX9 and CAN run in Virtualization
B: You can find equivalents\replacements in OS X so you don't need to run them in virtualization if you don't want. There's a minesweeper dashboard widget for starters.
He says that Vista is more secure and while recent contests superficially back him up that's not necessarily true in the real world. Even the ones who ran the contest said that for an average person that contest isn't good for them to base their assumptions about each of their security. The fact is is that contest was an artificial environment with specific rules so that's why it turned out the way it did. To summarize:
They used a commonly preinstalled piece of software on Vista to "pwn" it which wasn't allowed on day two, on day three the first guy wasn't in the contest anymore and his hack wasn't allowed. It was more of a case of first come first serve than anything. Then they also claimed no one was interested
in pwning linux for some reason. I don't know how true that is but there you go. Those two other hacks where obviously not allowed on that day because they where already used.
Someone at TUAW commented that in a year as the Mac gets more popular he'll be running a "heavy antivirus" program on his Mac.. we'll see... we'll just see. Not that I'm saying it's impossible just improbable that there will be a torrent of OS X viruses and worms next year.
An editor at TUAW wrote a response
to the article here. Someone commented saying that she shouldn't dismiss them out of hand and not doing that and not being researched automatically makes her wrong. Well, the author of the original article isn't much better in fact using misleading statements such as the example I posted above makes him even less correct than she is. In my opinion he's even less researched than she is!
He wrote that article probably mostly for the click-throughs... to rile up the fan boys and get them to give him ad revenue.. well I'm not going to directly link to his article here but you can find the link on TUAW's web page which I have linked.
To be fair I'm also not for people saying misleading\wrong things in favor of the Mac either. There was this guy one time who was saying that OS X is better than Windows because you can run the classic environment (which he claimed was an emulator which it isn't), and a bunch of other virtualized environments which he claimed you can't do on windows despite the fact I know you can and also I know there are more game emulators and some of the ones that are on both the PC version is more optimized.