After reading the title of the thread I'm sure some of you have already convinced yourself that you're going to come in here and tell me that of course OS X will work for me because of how dumb Windows is. Honestly, I don't blame you, but there are a few more things to be considered. I thought about switching to an Apple (specifically a MacBook) last July before I bought my current notebook (a Dell Inspiron E1505), but at the time they were having quality issues with the staining and such on the casing of the MacBooks. Needless to say I went against my better judgment and went with a Dell since my college gets an extensive discount from Dell. Right now Windows has been irking me by randomnly shutting down explorer. Pretty much I'll be browsing through my music folder (including my iTunes folder) and it'll just pop up that "explorer.exe has encountered a problem and needs to shut down". Overall, I hate the stupid thing; however, I feel as if I am tied to Windows for good. I know I could run BootCamp or something like that, but I was wondering if someone in the "real" world uses or know anyone that uses a Mac that is a Certified Public Accountant or some other business related field. I am a double-major in Accounting and Economics at my school so there is a lot of Windows only software that I'm such to encounter once I enter the workplace (I know Excel also works on a Mac, but there are other accounting programs that I'll need). So yeah, I know it's possible, but is it "appropriate" to use a Mac in a business degree? Any help you can give will be considered. Thanks, rockstar P.S. I am fairly confident in OS X as my girlfriend has a MacBook (which I convinced her to get) so I really don't need to know the positive and negatives of the operating system.