Before this thread gets out of hand with Mac fanatics saying simple minded things like Windose sucks or M$ sucks I want to pose the question in such a way so as to uncover what some of the end-user perspectives are on this subject. That said, here I go. I have a Windows machine and a Mac machine. I've never been infected with a virus on either machine. I don't get a critical error message on the Windows machine. I built it from the ground up and have the latest version of Windows on that machine and OS X on the mac. From an end user perspective the only differences I see are these: 1. The user interface is more pleasant on the Mac than on the PC. 2. Fewer programs work on the Mac. For instance, try taking a law school exam using Examsoft on a Mac or watching video streaming on some sites. It just doesn't work and no emulator with do the trick either. You can argue on this point but it is a pure waste of time. 3. As for the Mac, its applications are cleaner and can do more with video than some of the programs I can afford on the PC. There is an obvious exception for high-end users. Take a look at Shrek and the Incredibles. Both are great to watch and from a professional standpoint you can use either platform. I believe Shrek used HPs and the Incredibles used Macs. From an novice prospective, I cannot afford a decent video editing software package on the PC (do not start to mention Pinnacle - it is horrible). The iLife package on the Mac is great. 4. Finally, for now, if it weren't for the fact that I built my own machine, PCs on the whole generally compromise form for funciton. Mac tends to find a good balance with the two. Again, I don't see the dreaded blue screen Mac users claim Windows is famous for and I don't get viruses or spyware. I'm not dumb enough to open attachments that include them. Besides, if I were creating a virus that I wanted to affect the most amount of people I would not target the Mac user market. It would be a waste of my time. It would have little, if any, impact on the business or consumer world. The only thing a hacker would get would be bragging rights. So, from an end-user perspective can someone give me any reasons to support the contention that Mac's OS X is better than Windows XP Professional SP2? Other than pure hatred or contempt for Microsoft, the company, why do people hate Windows so much? What makes it so bad? Thanks to those who take the time to respond.