Boba_Fett wrote:Oh the irony! Now all that is unique about Mac is their quaint OS that is just a little more compatable with everyday programs than the 31-flavors of linux...
Don't knock it `til ya try it.
For audio and video editing, I have to say that the Mac platform is the most friendly platform for the average user...and if you're a power user, it just means you can do that much more.
OS X is also inherently more secure. Not just because less people use it, but because the OS truly is more secure. The average user logs in with standard privileges, and if you wish to install software or make major changes, you actually have to elevate your privileges temporarily to do it by entering in the username and password of an account with admin privileges. This means the average person actually has to make a real decision regarding installing software. This is the one big thing I feel Windows XP should have had...better user privilege structure, which IMO would have cut down greatly on malware/spyware infections by making shee--, er people, think a little harder about what they were doing. Too many people are logged into their Windows XP box as admin, and some of them should NEVER have this kind of access by default.
I use both Mac and PC. I stick with PC mostly because I enjoy building them and gaming, but if Mac went Intel, I could certainly envision having a dual-boot Mac someday with Windows and OS X; Windows would probably become mainly a gaming OS for me, and at that point I might very well use OS X for everything else.