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Mossberg: iPhoto is a Strong Argument for Getting a Mac

Dave Aiello wrote, "For a few weeks now, I've been quietly wispering the word iMac to friends. The reasons are: applications and operating system."

"Apple is in the process of redefining the choice between PC and non-PC computing devices. I now look at the iMac not so much as a computer that does not run Windows applications, but as a device that makes things I want to do easier."

"It appears that Walt Mossberg agrees with me. In his latest Personal Technology Column that appeared in The Wall Street Journal today, Mossberg called iPhoto 'a strong argument for getting a Mac' if 'digital photos are your passion'. He also says:"

Every Mac comes with a suite of free, elegant digital media programs, which are in most cases simpler and more capable than their Windows counterparts. There's iMovie, the easiest and best video editor I've seen. There's iTunes, a very nice MP3 music jukebox that can also burn audio CDs. There's iDVD, the best and simplest program I've tested for creating home-made DVDs. And now, Apple has rounded out the quartet with iPhoto, a program for organizing, managing and sharing digital photos.

Dave Aiello continued, "Criticism of the notion of a computer as a digital home hub not withstanding, we need to start evaluating computing devices on what they let us do now, not what they will theoretically support if we spend a year researching the issue. Run the servers on Linux, keep a PC around for office productivity work. But, we should have a different standard for the family virtual photo album. I want to create my own DVDs today, and Apple has a compelling bundle that I can buy on the way home."

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