Look what I just found : Five reasons to ditch the Mac and return to PCs – Five reasons why the CTO of nCircle bucked the trend and gave up on his Intel dual-core-based MacBook Pro.
This article is definitely a slap to Macheads everywhere, nonetheless, let me summarise the 5 reasons:
1. Productivity trumps religion
…depending on how a company uses Macs, trying to integrate the computers into a company’s workflow can kill productivity, Keanini says. The applications never quite match up, data has to be massaged to be useful, and the company has to design workarounds for each issue, he says.
2. Workarounds waste time
As soon as a company allows a different operating system onto workers’ desks, employees have to start dealing with all the little problems that crop up. Calendar programs no longer sync with the rest of the company and documents created in one office software suite have to be converted to another, usually Microsoft Office.
3. It’ s hard to abandon favorite tool
You may become quite attached to a Windows application or two, and decide Apple doesn’t have a comparable equivalent. Apple is well known for creating user-friendly applications, but for Keanini, Microsoft has a lead with at least one program: OneNote, which he uses for personal information management.
4. The Hotel California factor
Companies that move over to the Mac OS X should expect to spend a lot of time converting data if they decide to move back to Windows, Keanini says.
5. You may feel the heat, literally
Aluminum cases make MacBook Pro laptops, like the one Keanini chose, very sleek. But, Keanini says, the focus on design overlooked the fact that the computers throw off a lot of heat — so much so that he found that he could not use the computer on his lap.
This CTO made a switch to Lenovo Thinkpad .