Last year 50% of Apple computer sales were from non-Apple users like me. Making the switch wasn't easy. I'm building a professional desktop recording studio on the train (where I live.) I just switched from PC to mac only to learn that I can turn my Mac into a PC via Boot Camp. I installed Boot Camp and Window XP on my mac. It works fine. Now I can get rid of my old PC for good! Half of my software programs do not work on a mac. The recording technology has completely changed since I built my last studio in the mid-90's. It's a full time job just reading all the gear porn to stay current. My mac still won't read my PC formatted Maxtor external hard drive. I can't reformat it for mac. I don't know how to organize folders so that the subfolders appear before the other files. But at least the mac works with my Logitech mouse which I didn't even need to install. Microsoft Office won't open my WordPerfect files. I decided to convert to Word. I only want to use cross-platform applications from now on. That's how I got into this mess. I decided that Logic Pro and Digital Performer were worth switching platforms for. I'm not as picky about word processing software as I am with music applications. My MacBook Pro boots up in under a minute. My PC takes about 10. My mac is elegant, my PC looks like a prop from an early sci-fi film. My Acer laptop crashes 80% of the times that I insert a cd! When one of the keys on the keyboard broke I requested a replacement. It took 30 minutes to reach a human on the phone, and the promised replacement part never came. Apple isn't like that. When my mac was damaged in shipping they replaced it and allowed me to upgrade as well. I only had to make two calls to get that authorized. This isn't my first time attempting to switch to mac. Last year I bought a used iBook. It worked great until I tripped on the power cord jarring the laptop. The new mac laptops corrected this problem. The power plugs attach with a magnet. If you tug on the wire it harmlessly disconnects. Apple keeps one step ahead of the competition. It's even greener on environmental terms. Overall I'd say that macs are better -- but not by much. Ask me again in a year.