Hi Gents this isnt so much a problem more like a search for knowledge!
What are the pro's and Cons of a Mac & PC.
I have done some research learning about the history of it all, Like the how they used different code and processors etc. But dont Mac's now come with Intel Chips, so I dont really get why one is better than the other or even, what one can do better than the other.
Macs are great if you don't want to mess about looking after and nurturing a Windows installation: very little patching, no nastyware, no need for AV software. They come with a lot of useful software installed and they're a joy to network - they just work.
Downsides are they're rubbish for games; you can't tweak the interface much, you certainly can't skin it and you're stuck with Apple's choice of hardware. And they're a bit pricey for the specs.
I have both a Windows gaming beast and an elderly iBook and I love them both for different reasons.
mainly because a specific client company has an entire network of 400 Macs, and I need to work with Mac files. There's something about working with Apple machines that is indescribable - it gets in your blood, and I wouldn't want to give mine up. They used to be the machine of choice in the print and publishing industry, and I still run Quark Xpress on mine - just for the pleasure of working with the best DTP program ever produced.
Cost is the big deterrent as far as prospective Mac owners is concerned - they're far from cheap, and new hardware is hugely expensive by PC standards. If it wasn't for that, Macs would present a serious challenge to PCs in the consumer market - Macs just look so good, apart from anything else.
I would never have guessed from your name :-) I too am going to buy a new computer, and I am very attracted to a Mac but I feel at home with a PC. Very difficult decision, unfortunately you can't get a Mac to dual boot with Vista.