Originally Posted by netspots
Any PC to MAC switchers in here? Anyone have any thoughts?
Hey Netspots. I was a mac consultant for a long time before becoming a NT guy in the late 90s. I supported Windows for a long time, before being hired at SGI to support irix/linux boxes in a development environment. My wife has a ibook I bought for her, and I have a Thinkpad with a i6000 on order. My thinkpad runs Fedora, my office machine runs XP Pro.
I only share that, so I have some credibility in a stinkin, no good, mac versus windows debate.
Here's my professional opinion: Apple beats the shit out of anything else out there from an end-user standpoint. Something that people don't know, is that every Apple, even the mini, comes with all the software most people would ever want. And it's top notch. I think the value is there, and the software is vastly superior to anything on a windows box. Even Apple image viewers work better and are easier to use.
But I won't buy one for me. I think the prices are an outrage.
From a professional standpoint, it doesn't help me one bit.
From a cultural standpoint, mac fans bug the shit out of me. They drive VWs, and I hate VW. I hate Bikernstocks, and elitsts assholes who can talk about the nuances of a glass of wine!
For any typical person who would rather work on then play with computers, I can't understand making any choice but Apple...