SMITTY wrote:After my last 3 computers, I think my next one will be an Apple product....
I've been fiddling with computers almost my whole life.. got started in the '80s on a Commodore 64 at home and Apple ][e's at elementary school.
I've had PCs from the early 90s until 2010. I was a comp sci major in college and now I work at a data center for a major PA health insurer.
That said, I purchased a 27" iMac in March 2010. Yeah, it was expensive, and yes, I could have gotten a PC with similar specs for probably half the money. If I could do it again, I would buy the Mac without a second thought. After fooling with computers all day at work, I just want my home computer to work. I don't feel like wrenching on one of my own. You can get into the nuts and bolts of Mac OSX if that's your cup of tea though, since it's a Unix-based OS.
I'm not saying that you can't get a virus or malware on the Mac, but if you're smart about what sites you visit on the web, you shouldn't have any problems.