"If you've got the money, and you can live with Apple's
proprietary lock-down approach, go ahead and get a Mac. But, if you
can't afford one, and you want some freedom in your software
choices, look elsewhere.
"Microsoft, in its recent TV ads, wants you to look at them for
the low-cost alternative. Please. Can anyone who's ever put up with
misery that is Vista feel anything but sorry for someone who'd buy
a Windows laptop today?"