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Like Mike, I shall stray from the aviation topics to ask the most computer savvy group of people that I know some advice:
I am about to buy a new PC. I have been a loyal, at least by default, to the Intel/MS platform, but I am willing to give Apple a chance.
I am a fairly typical home and office user of the PC. I mostly use the MS Office suite of software (Word, Excel, PPT), the common add-ons such as Adobe and surf the web, etc. I rarely use highly specific applications nor do I do much gaming or other advanced graphic programs.
My preconceived assessment of the IBM/apple competition is that while Apple is a more stable platform, it is more expensive and has less universally adaptable. Conversely, it is better at graphics and has adapters/emulators which allow it to run most IBM/Windows applications. Many other apps for Apple, are savable in MS compatable formats.
Have I missed anything? Which is better for me?