posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 04:08 PM
Even if money was no object I would choose PC for versatility in software applications, less costly software, over all less cost, easier to repair and
upgrade yourself, and easier to find a repair person in a pinch. There is nothing a Mac can do that any of my PC's cannot do. XP Pro with the latest
service pack is very stable....I would take XP Pro over Vista, unless you want to play Halo 3 and a few other popular games, then you will need Vista.
Windows Vista can be configured to look and feel a bit like XP Pro....if you don't mind taking the time setting it all up and turning off all kinds
of pop up security windows and applications.
Go for that fastest quad core, the most Ram(2 to 4 gigs), the best graphics card you can get(1024 mb or better). Acer makes some good middle of the
road machines with loads of USB Ports, blue tooth, wireless Internet, Super multi drive dual layer DVD / CD burner.
I have 6 Acers and never a problem that I could not fix. If you are in a rural area with no Mac repair shop close by, get a PC. Buy yourself a few
portable lap top sized hard drives for backing up files(they work off a USB Port) and are easy to store away. You will still have saved enough money
to pay your mortgage if you don't buy the Mac. Even guys running CAD programs and professional effects software on PC's out number the Mac users.
Mac vs. PC in multimedia reached a 50/50 point around 1999....prior to that Mac dominated that field....not anymore.
Macs can also get viruses. Just my opinion. Flame away Mac lovers.