A column on BusinessWeek by Stephen H. Wildstrom today advises students to get an Apple Macintosh when going back to school. “While I have been a Mac fan for years, I have never felt strongly enough to make the Mac a default recommendation,” says Wildstrom. “But things have changed. Mac software, both the OS X operating system and the applications such as iPhoto and GarageBand bundled with it, have gotten steadily better, while Windows seems stuck in a rut.” [Thanks to MacMinute reader David Kaplan for this news tip.]