Let's turn the tables around - welcome to the other side. I'm on a Windows PC at the moment.
It's a Pentium III 600MHz, 384MB RAM, 32MB nVidia GeForce 2.
It doesn't crash (apart from in Windows Movie Maker), it isn't too slow - but that's how I'm using it. I can't upgrade to Macromedia Studio MX 2004 because it can't take it.
I have all the green/blue Windows XP GUI turned off because: it's ugly and I need the resources.
The top programs I use are:
All of those work or are avalible for Mac (or a better alternative, Safari).
I'm buying a new computer in September.
I want a notebook. I want it to be really small and light. I want it to have dual screen. I want it to have wireless networking. I want it to have Bluetooth. I want it to have a CD-RW (and maybe DVD-R). I want it to come with some decent software rather than the **** stuff Microsoft give you. I want to do video editing. I want to do photograph editing. I want to beable to take it around with me. I want to have all my music on it. I want it to work with my iPod.
How on earth do I get all that? PowerBook.
There is no company on the planet that does all that for £1300 ($2400). Dell, HP and Acer: the smallest notebook they make is 14.1" and weighs the same as my desktop. The software they provide is pants.
Apple provide a 10% discount because I'm a student! That's a 10% on everything
. Dell don't do anything, or HP. Infact, only Office is avalible with a student discount. That's it.
If I buy more than one Mac, then I just have to buy the Family Packs to upgrade. iLife '04 is $49 for one computer, the Family Pack is $79 and works on five computers. Microsoft: I have had to buy three seperate versions of Windows because they don't offer anything. I would have saved about $100 if I was using Mac.
Editing photos on Windows is pants. It has nothing at all. I love iPhoto, I want it.
iTunes - got it and love it
Make music! I love making music, I even play the piano. But somebody wants me to shell out £50 so I can make it. Nope, GarageBand comes on a Mac.
iMovie vs. Windows Movie Maker. No comment required.
iDVD - Windows can't.
Web browser. I hate MSIE. Stupid 3 year old technology. I use Firefox. Only one thing better than Firefox: Safari.
But, don't get me wrong. Windows isn't that bad. My copy is well worn in and hasn't reached its half-life yet.
Windows isn't bad - it can just be 500 times better: Welcome to Mac