Thank you for your prompt response and your offer to help.
Unfortunately I can not remember the name of the magazine. I purchased a back-issue (NOV 2013) of Macworld Australia today but it is not the correct magazine. I have also been doing some web searches without success. I do not know the name of the author.
The particular point that I want to quote goes something like this:
“The Apple Mac hardware is designed and built by Apple. The operating system is designed by Apple. The software must be compatible with the apple product. e.g. MS office for Mac. With a PC however the hardware can be made my anybody. The Windows operating system is designed by MS and the software can be written by anyone.” (My words)
The magazine claimed that this was the big advantage that a Mac had over a PC. All three major conceptual Apple components are managed by Apple so the Apple product operates more smoothly than the PC.
I thought the overall article was unbiased and balanced the advantages and disadvantages of each.
From memory there were 25/30 comparison points. I vaguely recall some cartoon images of cartoon characters in boxing gloves.
I hope this helps.