[QUOTE=ivid;2537408]You guys sound ridiculous. You also misunderstood the stats. These stats relate to apple vs. Dell, or hp etc… The hardware makers. Its not about apple vs. MS.
Macs books are amazing machines, yes expensive, but far more than just status symbols. The are the best laptops from a hardware perspectuive. They are the most rugged (aside from $$$$ tough books), fastest and least problematic mahines of all the manufacturers.
You don’t get viruses on macs, security is not an iusse. It’s no brainer for a student to prefer a Mac over a windows machine. I for one am getting fed up with the virus and security problems on windows. I have been burned too many times and lost too much of my time over these problems.
That alone is worth the premium cost.
I am a long time windows user and never liked apple but I do know they make excellent and highly productive mahines.
Oh yeah, apple gives away iPod touches to students with Mac purchases during the back to school season. Small factor :)[/QUOTE]
LMAO…your funny thanks for the good laugh…its about mac vs pc plain and simple facts…trying to side step the response is disingenuous itself about the real market share how much pc holds. Virus only happen on the most Popular and most used system and O/S. That should tell you how much and many more people use the pc platform compared to mac. You make is sound like any can go and buy mac software outragous prices. Best laptop yeah right if that was so true why there more pc laptop out there then mac??? Your basis has some very big holes there. Rugged pc are more rugged and has far more support then mac around the world and local as well. And security no O/S is fool proof including mac one has to be smart is what they go and use the computer for and if you don’t protect your computer using computer smarts then you can expect problems like you have. Like I say it’s all hype but mac will never stand on the same pedestal as the pc desktop or laptop it caused itself to be second class machine by going proprietory only being created and control by Apple and that turns alot of people away. These days people look for value and money worth and macs’ price is a big turn off. I used mac since it came out and dos and now to windows and must say windows is more used and recognized by more users and people. Go to a electronic seller and what computer to you see people buy PC desktop or laptop very seldom you see mac go as fast as pc. Regardless of what pc platform or computer they use the same software there are some good computer company and some bad and then there are some but regardless pc are still used more compared to mac. I will and will use only pc reason being there more support, software, hardware and I can do more to custom my computer then having to pay high premium for someone to upgrade when I can do it myself. I also used Unix in the back days but only for programming and mainframes but that the extend where I keep it at.