Depends on what you want a mac for. Personally I find mac's are cheaper than dell depending on how you class cheaper (I say value for money and quality is a lot better than dell and you get a whole bunch of neat stuff with them).ste.mount said:When Vista is out, I may switch to Mac OS.
But, I find it expensive, and I've used Windows all my life.
What do you recommend?
Why does Vista have anything to do with it? If you're gonna switch, why not now, or any other arbitrary point in time?ste.mount said:When Vista is out, I may switch to Mac OS.
Unless you use MS Visual Studio, .NET or Windows Applications (OK so a pretty sweeping area!), (which would make using a Mac be a bit silly) using a Mac would be better for programming as you have all the Unix tools, which are good for programming, built in and don't have to use Cygwin or another Linux based partition...apfhex said:lot of programming
Why bother buying an old computer where for maybe 30% more you could get an up to date one? Personally, I think recommending that new users buy old machines is a terrible idea.srf4real said:You could start with an inexpensive used G4, just to get to know MacOSX and make sure you're ready to switch; are the apps good for you to work with, etc... Then figure out what you need machine-wise to get 'er done. There is an Apple for your needs, just pick it out! My mini cost less than a decent desktop pc and is waaay more reliable, user friendly, attractive, etc...