Best computer for blogging?

January 23rd, 2006
Business of Blogging, LinkyLoo

Best computer for blogging? Is it going to be a PC or a Mac? I have always been a Windows user with Mac undertones. I cannot see myself switching completely, ever.




  1. Andrew (1 comments.) says:

    My initial answer is Web 2.0 knee-jerk: the web is the platform now, so the computer doesn’t matter. My considered answer would be similar, but more nuanced… but, rather than considering, I’ll watch out for other responses.

  2. anonymuis (2 comments.) says:

    after all, the internet connection is the best for blogging


  3. macewan (2 comments.) says:

    does it really matter what computer?

    we’re a Linux family – but that hasn’t any affect on blogging

  4. David (1 comments.) says:

    I think the answer is the same as it is for “which application is best for blogging?” Whichever most closely suits your needs and “feels good” to use.

  5. Matt (1 comments.) says:

    Surely Windows is better, because it has IE on it, and that better than Firefox isn’t it? ;)

  6. Aaron Kulbe (2 comments.) says:

    There is no knee-jerking about the first poster’s response. If all you need is a web browser, what difference does it make what runs under the hood?

    And to the parent poster… I used and supported Windows machine for years. That’s WHY I know made a total switch over to Linux and Mac.

  7. Aaron Kulbe (2 comments.) says:

    Too bad I’ve forgotten what typing is, in that period of time. :) remove the word “know” from my last post

  8. daveb (3 comments.) says:

    The platform is completely irrelevant, IMO. As long as the system comes equipped with a basic text editor and a browser, that should be all that’s needed for the basics or running a web journal. I use Mac OSX, Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux to publish to my blog and I see no real advantage that one has over another.

  9. eston (1 comments.) says:

    Knee-jerk, schmee-jerk. It’s the truth that platforms don’t matter. At the same time, it really comes down to what hardware you prefer. For a year and a half or so, I was a “Windows user with Mac undertones” myself, but now I own two Macs and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. My iBook is a great little blogging machine – even with its paltry 256MB RAM and basic features, it does exactly what it’s intended to do effortlessly. I love it so much, I sold my PC and bought a mac mini as well.

    I miss some of my Palm OS development software as well as two games, but I’ve found I’m more productive with my Mac. I’m not trying to sound like a Mac fanboy, but I think the best answer to this question is “whatever you feel happiest and most productive using.”

  10. Ajay D'Souza (39 comments.) says:

    Does it really make a difference what computer you use?

    I have mainly used Windows 2000 and XP with different browsers. But I don’t see any issues wrt hard or software

  11. Nick Lewis (1 comments.) says:

    I don’t think it matters either. A goo browser and a decent text editor are all thats needed. I tend to use my laptop at home mostly because I can sit down wherever I am comfortable (the garden in the summer!) and blog away.

  12. David Russell (32 comments.) says:

    Since blogs are web-based isn’t it utterly irrelevant?

  13. Dave (1 comments.) says:

    I was able to blog with a 133-mhz box running Slackware in text mode. (In the elinks browser.) I don’t do that anymore, though.

  14. Graeme (1 comments.) says:

    I have a Powerbook and a PC.

    If it’s browsers we’re talking about, depending on the type of blog (WordPress, Moveable Type…), Safari doesn’t support some of the AJAX text-editor features built into their backends. Safari is my main man on OS X, though I whip out Firefox when I’m coding a website, but still find it a pain that Safari doesn’t support those AJAX features natively.

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