His verdict? Well, basically he's a convert.
I bought the cheapest Mac available - a Mac Mini with a single-core Intel chip and the minimum of RAM - 512 MB. It cost me AU$949. Since plugging it in, I have barely used my $3000 Windows desktop. Fixing the web-site in Safari took 2 minutes. However all this time later, I have almost exclusively switched to the Mac.
But it was this reason that made me smile.
6. Pro - Graphic Designers will talk to you: The company where I work has developers and designers working closely together. Designers using Macs, wearing $300 dollar jeans. Developers using Windows PCs, wearing $20 jeans (but earning much higher salaries).
When you can talk about the Mac with a designer they will suddenly like you 50% more. It may sound stupid, but the results are there.
Heh, quite true. Admittedly, in the follow up post in which he answers his critics, he admits that it was a slightly tongue-in-cheek comment.
4. I am shallow and stupid because of #6: Graphic Designers will like you comment: That comment was very tongue-in-cheek. When I get to work on Monday my favourite graphic designer is going to give me crap about that comment. It was mostly to amuse him. He still thinks I am a geeky nerd, Mac or no Mac.
It's true though: as far as I am concerned, you aren't a proper graphic designer unless you work on a Mac. Sorry.
And the main reason for this, the main reason that Macs are still better than Windows for graphics and DTP? Quite simply: true, system-wide integrated PostScript.
Another reason that graphic designers will like you, of course, is that Mac users tend to be enthusiastic about their machines; they aren't just tools, they're trusted and reliable friends. Finding a fellow Mac enthusiast is a bit like overhearing someone using a Molesworth phrase (such as the one commonly used in letters to Private Eye: "as any fule kno"): you have an immediate connection.
So, yar boo sucks to Bill Gates, he is a sisy, I diskard him...