If you have to take your computer to the Geek Squad every time something goes wrong with it AND you can afford the Mac, go for the MAC. You will sacrifice some control over your computer such as ability to tweak settings, hardware options, software available, and a slight decrease in general performance. Some applications (Logic and Safari, for example) DO run better on Mac than PC. This restrictive environment that Apple products live in has helped them gain their reputation as a more stable, easier to use platform. It is true that if you lock yourself in your closet with an air purifier, you will get sick less often and it is also true that if you have trouble understanding computers, you will find an interface with less buttons and less options easier to use. You won't be targeted by hackers as much because most of the world, and most importantly, most corporations and governments, are on WIndows. They are able to use Windows because they have IT departments with people that understand how to configure, troubleshoot, and repair computers and they don't have to take their computers to the Geek Squad to configure them or diagnose and replace an occasional bad drive, memory card, or fix a conflict between two pieces of hardware or software.
I own an i7 iMac. My wife prefers it (she thinks computers are magic). She calls it, "the Facebook computer". I do use it for surfing, e-mail, etc. But for music (Cubase, Guitar Rig, Reaktor, Kontakt, etc.), I personally prefer the PC. I also admit to occasional gaming such as Skyrim and Unreal Tournament III which are not available (natively at least) on the Mac. I speculate the Mac would struggle with the video requirements anyway.
dark blue man is correct, in my opinion, that PC's do not require prayer to use successfully. They do require a larger working knowledge of computers. I see many more "advanced options" checkboxes on Windows than on OSX. It is my opinion, that Apple decided since most users are more likely to screw things up using advanced options, they just took them away. I would rather have the options.
I used to wonder why everyone who raves about Apple seemed to be saying the same things about the switch from Windows, right down to emphasizing the same syllables. "Everything just works on a Mac.", "I was tired of the endless updates on Windows.", "Windows kept getting viruses and crashing." When I got the iMac I figured out why. If you film the screen in slow motion, every 60th frame displays these chants (its in greyscale so its hard to see, but it's there.) I also found it strange that most people I meet, when they pull out their MacBook start defending it right away. Somewhat like a guy who drives up in a mini-van and gets out saying (before anyone else says anything), "It's my wife's. She needed it to take the kids to soccer practice."
Another good advantage to a Mac is that if you have any friends with electric cars or solar panels on their roof, you can show them your Mac and they will like you more.
I hope this helps.
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