Great post Carol!
Now i have a few more arguments to "counter-attack" when some mac-lover friend of mine says that windows/intel sucks
The thing is, i think that when mac osx (or maybe the next one) comes for intel-based computers, it even might be a nice thing, because as much as i know, altough apple's hardware is bad and extremely monopolized (i didn't know about that printer thing.. *gee* that's bad!), the OS is the good thing about their systems, not only because it's stable, but also because it has everything you need and is user friendly (again, as i said before, i never tried it, I'm just talking based on what i read and was told).
I already knew osx was based on unix, but is it only a linux "facelift"? Does it have that unix's structure and way of work?
I thought it was much more user-friendly..
About their mice... I think that the one-button mice doesn't work that way, i think that there is the possibility of using the both buttons on OSX, but you use the right button less (or am i missinformed?)
Some time ago, i was needing a mouse, and almost got convinced in buying a mightymouse (they're so cute...
) but the first review i saw about them, i think it even was on apple store, the owner said that because the buttons were pressure-sensitive, it happened a lot clicking in places not wanted..Needless to say, i gave up on apple's mice. It's not the first time this has happened to me, some time ago, i wanted to buy a portable audio player, and the first thought was an ipod. So, i checked ipod mini, and it seemed nice. Then i found out about creative zen micro. It had more capacity, better sound, better compatibility, fm radio, and was cheaper! This made me wonder: why does apple still sell ipods? Is their unique intend to cheat the costumer?
Then, one friend of mine (one mac-lover) saw me listening to my zen and asked me to see it and commented "what a rip-off!" i asked him why did he say that, but he didn't answer me... I guess that those people think that ipod is a better audio player only because it's "ipod"! I guess that, at least apparently, there aren't any better reasons..
So, my point is: is there any reason why you would like to buy a piece of hardware that:
1) is more expensive then the non-mac equivalent (usually, MUCH MORE!)
2) is less featured then the non-mac equivalent (usually, MUCH MORE!)
3) is less compatible then the non-mac equivalent (bla bla)
4) is less upgradeable then the non-mac equivalent (@mouser: good point about the ipods not having the capability to change the battery)
5) possibly (arguably, as beauty is subjective) is more "good looking" then the non-mac equivalent