The two people that I know with Apple computers are both seniors and their comments are that they appreciate the user friendly ease of operation. For a generation that was not raised with computers, they find the OS very intuitive. Both also mentioned internet security as another reason as they have had Apple computers from the time when the security statistics favored Apple over PC's. One has an Apple because her son is a professional photographer and uses one in his work. He acquired the computer for his parents so that he could also be their on-line support and tutor. Though he lives in New York, he is able to walk his mother through virtually any difficulty she encounters. To summarize then, ease of use, intuitive, internet security and the choice of professionals in photography and music. For myself, I have found HP to be reliable for my needs, as I am not a gamer and Windows 7 seems pretty user friendly to me. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!