Mac. Totally. No blue screens of death. No virus issues. Better graphics and UI. Need I say more?
Mac OS X is a fairly locked down OS, where you’re paying for looks over substance. Who cares what your computer looks like? Does it run your programs? That’s the real question. Paying extra for something that “looks cool” on the outside, when it comes to a computer, is a waste of money.
And I write this from a Ubuntu laptop, so I’m not hardwired into Windows. But it’s a better deal.
Windows has to be configured to be compatible with hundreds of different manufacturers from hard drives to processors to memory cards to graphics cards to disk drives and on and on. Mac OS is only designed for one hardware manufacturer: apple. With PCs you get a TON of unnecessary code all wrapped up in your OS. When another competitor comes out that has complete end-to-end control of their product there will actually be an argument. Until then it’s Mac all the way.
Mac. I know people can program viruses and worms and stuff that will take out a Mac just as well as they can the same for PCs, but due to the smaller market share, at least as of yet, there’s not much of it happening. For the lazy person like me, this is an advantage. It won’t be a permanent one, presumably. Also, FWIW, I’ve had my Mac function perfectly for 4 years. I don’t think I’ve ever had a PC function perfectly for more than about 1, and I had some pretty high-grade security and patch shit on my last one. Didn’t matter.
Oh give me a break. Can there truly be any question about this one, I ask you? Wouldst one prefer a computer named after the estimable Mr. J. Arthur Macintosh of New Rochelle, or a computing device named for the questionable 1980s trend of Political Correctness, I ask you again?
There was a time when I was a 100% Windows person. Two-and-a-half years ago, I switched to 100% Mac. Macs are good, maybe even better than Windows PCs, but the myth of their superiority is just that: a myth. I get crashes and hangups all the time. The products are expensive. Lately, Apple has been forcing upgrades for everything.