From the land of seppuku and movies like Ichi the Killer comes the destruction of this not yet 2 day old iMac. The beautiful 20-incher gets gutted, face first, and by the end, we know something new: The LCD is made by LG Philips, specifically a LM201WE3. Was it worth it, fellas? I suppose, for science.
I really like the new UI. I haven't used a Mac before, but my interest increases everytime I see a steve jobs presentation. I've seen so many Mac presentations that I'm familiar with the OS like I've been using it for years.
One thing that apple is doing better than windows is giving you the ability to organize your basic home life in a better way.
Not all the things that apple demoed are revolutionary and new, but just the way they make it easy to organize your data truly is, and Microsoft should be taking some notes from them.
And of course, there is some over-hype in Jobs speech as usual. I like how he was complaing that all windows PC's have too many wires at the back and laughing at the PC towers—but hey Apple—you've got the same problem. You've got a MacPro!
with a tower also—notice how he didn't show a pic of the MacPro when he was talkking about the wires on the back of a PC tower—typical jobs hypocracy...but forgavible. GET A DARN WIRE ORGANIZER ALREADY! Or get some wire ties from Radioshack—they are only a few dollars! And why did he have to pick on Dell? (yes, that was a dell pc shown)
Overall, Apple makes a great product. I like the UI and OSX features very much—but don't want to go out and buy a Mac. I already have a PC which I like—the beautiful formfactor on a Mac is not going to convert me. I like ugly, and by ugly I mean PC. I like to be able to mod my system ad-infinitum, which you can't do on a Mac. I like to build my own system and know where every wire is. And if I don't like my Graphics card, I like to take it out and replace it with a new one.
What I really wish is that you can run OSX, ilife etc on a Windows PC. Hopefully the day will come...I know, it may be a while off...but us PC users can dream.
There are features I like in both Mac and windows. Overall, no one is better than the other. Both platforms have their limitations, but combine them and you've got a wonderful system.
Apple owners are lucky that they have the best of both worlds at this moment, with software programs such as VMware and BootCamp etc, they can run both Windows and bootcamp. I don't get why Jobs boasts about this in his Mac vs PC ad. Afterall, Microsoft bailed his butt out several years ago when Apple was down in the gutter.
I can only hope that someday soon PC users will be able to experience the joy of running OSX, without having to buy a Mac.