I honestly don't experience any of these Windows errors Mac/Linux advocates constantly whine about. All of my Windows PCs at home (2 laptops, 3 desktops) do not ever crash, running various applications including TV and virtual machines. Oh sure, I might get the very spaced out ocassion where one application bombs, but it's hardly crippling, and does not mean MacOS is immune to application errors. That said, I've also used and supported Apple machines. They USED to have the edge on processing power, however they've sold out to Intel...so IMO Apple is now a glorified and cute PC. If you're the kind of person that likes an attractive machine (like me lol), Dell has some nice options, as does building your own (research MoTD folks). Using the MacOS on a MacBook Pro was a little less than intuitive, buuut livable. Right now, Apple plays on customers' desire for elitism...in the hopes that they don't notice that in terms of application availability, Windows wins hands down. I always advise users to think carefully before getting an Apple machine...they're expensive for a very 'niche' box.