Writing for the
Detroit Free Press
, columnist Mike Wendland unabashedly declares that he’s been seduced by Apple’s new iMac. His comments in a recent column entitled
Apple’s sexy new iMac is seductive — up to a point.
In fact, said Wendland, the new iMac is so good he’s almost tempted to dump his Windows XP machine in favor it. Almost, he said, but not quite.
Wendland goes over the now-familiar laundry list of new features in the new iMac — its great LCD screen, hemispherical body, the G4 processor and various other amenities inside.
Why isn’t Wendland switching, then?
“As great as the new iMac and OS X may be, I still can’t get Mac versions of the software I use the most,” he said.
Microsoft Office v. X isn’t enough, said Wendland. “I need Microsoft’s FrontPage Web authoring program,” he explained. Wendland said that he depends on FrontPage several times a day, but he didn’t identify any other specific applications which aren’t available on the Mac or don’t have Mac counterparts.
He leaves the door open to future conversion, however. “But should that software I need become available, I’d drop my PC in a heartbeat,” Wendland concluded. (Thanks to MacCentral reader David Miller for info used in this article.)