Obviously, I don't know much about Macs (or computers in general frankly). I would very much appreciate anyone who could comment on some of the questions I've posed below. I'm just trying to get a basic understanding of the Mac/PC debate. Thanks In the PC world, hardware and software are compiled by many different companies (largely led by Microsoft), and the end product is essentially created by plugging these various pieces of hardware and software together. My impression is that Macs do not work quite like this. The way I understand it, Apple creates the hardware and the software for a Mac. Is this correct? I have been told that Macs are not as easy to upgrade as most PCs. Is this true? The generic perception among non-techs like myself is that: PCs are better for math and business applications, Macs are better for artistic stuff. Im sure this is a huge generalization, but could anyone comment on the truth of this statement? Ive also heard that because PC has a substantially larger market share, there is simply a larger selection of software available for the PC world. Is this true?