Note that first on this list of how to have a quieter computer is, tada!, buy a Mac! Major points to author Daniel Greenberg. Unfortunately, mostly such articles skip the Mac, which often flat out does not have the problems discussed in the piece, e.g., viruses, horrendous software install times, extreme frustration with [fill in the blank]…. The real sad part is that people who actually take their advisement from such articles just aren’t aware that having a Mac would solve their PC time and frustration problems….
BTW, I wonder how successful the latest Mac ads on TV are, the ones with the two guys representing the Mac (cool guy once on the series “Ed�?) and the PC (the greazy—yes, with that spelling—geek)….