You can't argue with an opinion, and her opinion is Macs are superior as well as Pro-tools.
The only mistake that she makes is stating it in a "factual way."
In this debate there is NO right or wrong.
I have noticed as a pro-graphic designer as well as a computer musician a strong preference among women for Macs.
NO I am NOT implying women are lacking something, but it is a well-known fact now that men and women process certain information differently.
Perhaps Mac keys more into the way women process things.
Coincidentally I am rare in that my brain is neither strongly female nor strongly male it's a balance of both (colloquial terms, not scientific description).
I wonder if that is why I find neither platform easier or more difficult.
They both do the same things, but with different clicks, menus, jargon.
I barely even pay Attn. to set-up procedures Etc. to me that's all mindless. Macs do seem to insall quicker, but I almost never have had a problem with Windows in that regard either. hmmm.
Using them is so thoughtless for me, I have to stop to figure out if one is better Etc.
Honestly I can't see much a difference.
The other thing I've seen over time, is I have NEVER seen a woman defend Windows - yes anecdotal, but if you read as much as I have, you'd find that surprising.
In arguments with Mac users, I've noticed they are far less patient, and quicker to declare something a hassle or a big pain.
Window users go the other way, they find their problems to be a challenge and enjoy taking them down - a very male thing for sure.
As one user said, it all comes down to the user and his/her tendencies.
For Gina Macs are indeed a superior machine, but that does not equate to a scientific evaluation, just an opinion from a very qualified, experienced person which can count a lot for many people as it should.
However, the big error she is making is assuming she learned nothing from Windows applicable to MAC.
What she learned was what she did NOT like. When she went to MAC the pleasure was much greater than it would be for a novice MAC user.
Their problems, and ALL people have them, even MAC users, will first happen on a MAC, and if that MAC user happens to be someone whose mind works better with the logic inherent in Windows, watch out!
As for the entire article. It was overall very good, even if her biases tended to sound a bit too much pro-MAC and pro-tools.
I say this, because she admitted to never using Sonar from Cakewalk.
I can guess why. Sonar is made ONLY FOR WINDOWS.
It's considered by most to be the very best and leader in Windows DAW software.
For her to have NEVER even tried it, says something about her actual windows experience.
And her love of Pro-Tools? I don't get it. To me it's more "techno snobbery" than anything else, because she justifies its quality by saying it "cost more so it's better."
The cost of something does NOT mean something is better, especially since she is rather confusing on this point.
She talks about M-Box. Pro-tools with MBox is NOT the Pro-Tools of professional studios. IT is hardware that comes with a budget version of PRo-tools.
The full version of Pro-Tools that bigger studios use (a few at least - not all. The days of Pro-Tools dominance is OVER!) comes with various hardware, and that is the expensive part. (and still is relatively speaking.)
I loved her tip on the portable speakers.
I wonder though, how does she deal with the inherent sound processing that those speakers inherently have. This is a question, not a criticism. One thing is definite - they are far from flat response wise.
Anyway thanks for a cool article regardless ;-)