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Macs, Windows 7, and Linux

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As I write this, the new Mac news is coming out and Microsoft just decided to back down from limiting Windows 7 Starter Edition to no more than three applications. So, why do I think you may want to buy a Linux desktop instead? Easy: Price.

The Macbook still starts at $999. The new 13.3" display. MacBook Pros starts at $1,199. That's great! If you've got that kind of money to spend…

Let me be the first to say that you do get what you pay for with a Mac. I like them a lot and I own three myself. But, they aren't cheap and for me they're business expenses so at the end of the tax year they don't cost me as much as they do most people.

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.

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