Apple, Playstation, xbox 360, and nintendo are examples of a closed system. Google's Android and Microsoft's window 7 are examples of an open system. I am a fan of a closed system. I like it when there is uniformity between software and hardware. Microsoft makes the software operating system that are used by a variety of hardware manufactures. Sure, this does allow some freedom to be creative for hardware. It is just too open. Could Microsoft do an approval program of the hardware, such that it controls some quality? I have been using pc for a long time and I have enjoyed them. Apple was too expensive for me to try back then. iPhone was my first apple product. It was the best computer based product I ever had. I do enjoy my gaming consoles, too. Now, I do have the money and am enjoying macbook pro, too. I have played with android phones and find them awful like the window ce phones, ie treo, ipaq (pda). I have tried the droid x and find the moto blur awful.