Columnist, Edward Baig, has joined the ranks of mainstream press columnists who are enamored with the iMac. In a recent USA Today article, Mr. Baig test-drove a pre-production iMac and had lots of good things to say. Mr. Baig says:
...Apple comes at the masses (read: the Windows crowd) with a seductive digital hub for handling music, movies and pictures (and, yes, regular computing chores) with panache. Based on looks alone, this Windows user, for one, was ready to bite. Sitting down to work at the machine only confirmed my impressions -- I wrote this column with Microsoft Word for OS X, the version specially distilled for the latest Mac interface. Of course, if the past is any indication, I suspect it wonit be long before PC companies iiborrowii some of Appleis freshest ideas.
Mr. Baig goes on to praise many hardware and software aspects of Appleis new consumer machine. Mr. Baig opines:
Best of all, iiplug and playii is a concept that means something on Macs. I inserted the Ethernet cable and was instantly humming along in cyberspace. Connect a digital camera via USB -- I tried a Hewlett-Packard Photosmart 715, Minolta Dimage X and Nikon Coolpix 775 -- and the iPhoto software immediately kicked into action.
Stop by USA Today and check out the article.