03-21-2006, 04:15 AM
I switched from a life long use of Windows PCs to Macs (iBook G4) in November 05. I still use PCs every day at work and program on them every day, however, when I get home, I like things to just do as I ask (or click).
I figured out how to use OS X in a couple of days with a little help from these forums, so I'm sure anyone can.
I guess some people may not like OS X, it's just a personal preference, but for me, it's great. All I do is email, web surfing, music (some Garageband) and playing about with photos, and it's great for that. The more powerful desktops will be faster at everything, and will be able to play games. However, if gaming is your number 1 priority, buy either a console or a PC, Macs don't cut it in the gaming world.
Really all I can say is give one a go in a shop for as long as possible, try doing the normal things you'd want to do at home and see how you feel. There are equivalent applications for pretty much everything a Windows PC can do, some are better, some are worse, some are just as good. I guess you could turn it round vice versa for a PC
Upgrading, they aren't as upgradeable, I think. Obviously laptops aren't, but I imagine you can do a bit of upgrading on a desktop, but, as was said earlier, you don't need to upgrade very often. I get the impression that from reading about, software designed for Macs will run on all Macs, whereas stuff released for PCs is designed to run on only the newest and best hardware. You need to upgrade PCs to keep them going, Macs just keep going themselves