Wow Unicorn. Care to chill the hell out and actually read my post again instead of defending that little Cupertino startup that needs all the help it can get from dangerous forum posters like me? Firstly, you're being needlessly aggressive and confrontational. Acting like that doesn't suit you. Secondly, I stressed in multiple places that the real advantage of a Mac begins and ends with preference and choice. Yes, my post leans towards Windows and against Mac, because that's my honest viewpoint on the matter but I did stress that it's a matter of choice and that there are factors involved in making that decision personally. So by the same token Linux has no compatibility issues because I can reboot into Windows? That's a ridiculous argument. Like it or not, OSX does have a disadvantage in compatibility in that you can't simply download any program from the wider collection of Windows software online and run it natively on your Mac. You either have to reboot into Windows via Boot Camp or find an OSX version of the program. Sure, the reverse also applies in that there are OSX programs that aren't available on Windows but incompatibility is incompatibility regardless of the availability of workarounds. My opinion yes, backed up by personal experience. You say that as if you're desperate to defend Apple from some sort of scathing attack, when in truth my comments were nothing more than my opinion that Apple are very good at marketing and a warning that consumers approach the matter critically instead of falling for that smart marketing. This is where I'm struggling to give you the time of day for the simple reason that you're being rude, aggressive and making broad, generalised assumptions about me without knowing a thing about me. I clearly prefer Windows to OSX, but am I a Windows fanboy? No. I have plenty of experience of using and developing programs for OSX, Windows and Linux in industry-grade environments as a professional of the music industry and an academic researcher of Music Technology. I regularly use Macs for university work, I dual-boot with Linux on every system I personally own and I owned an MBP for a while myself. Care to make any more assumptions about my experiences? And I'm fairly sure plenty of people who give realistic, rational advice on the matter are sick and tired of fanboys (See? I can make assumptions too) jumping to the defence of the little company that could instead of accepting that maybe, just maybe someone is giving their own experiential advice on the topic. Your swearing, flaming and impassioned abusiveness in defending something you probably have no personal stake in just make you look like an awful hypocrit given the content of your attacks against me. Given your other outbursts elsewhere on the forums you're really close to becoming the first person on my ignore list here. I answered precisely the question asked by the OP, using my own experiences to provide what I feel is a helpful response that will help the OP make up his mind one way or the other. I'm not going to derail the thread any further, PM it to me if you have anything further to say, Unicorn.