Is Apple about to take the gloves off and be more persuasive in converting Windows users over to Macintosh? According to an article on c|net today, it would appear so. The article reports that Apple will try and convert current PC users to Macs by comparing Windows systems side-by-side in Apple retail stores in the US. The story also reports Apple will open 18 more stores this year for a total of 49. Some other interesting facts include; the attachment rate of monitors with CPUs sold through the Apple Stores is 75 percent — 20 percent for Airport base stations and cards; and 40 percent of visitors to an Apple store each week are PC users.