updated 08:40 am EST, Tue November 8, 2005
"Hardly a week goes by that I don't hear from a friend or colleague with a monumental Windows problem," writes Paul Andrews of The Seattle Times. "I tell them I'm glad to help, on one condition: Next time they buy a computer, they agree to ." Andrews recently made the switch to a Mac, after years of dabbling with Macs, but never feeling the need to change. "For the first couple of months after the switch, while I transferred e-mail and contacts to Mac programs, I was firing up Windows almost daily. Gradually, though, I found fewer reasons to go back." Andrews says a lot of "techies" are strongly considering a Mac for their next computer. "There's huge awareness among the general public about how much [Windows] PCs have been compromised," said Tony Bove, author of a new book, "Just Say No To Microsoft." "My mother knows about it, and she's not even a computer user."