Many Mac users have used or do use PCs too.PC. I don't hate mac, I just build my own computers and do all of my own repairs, and I know PCs inside and out, whereas mac seems to be made for people who would rather not know how a computer works or how to fix one when it's damaged. I thought about building a Hackintosh, but it's just not that important to me. Although I do understand that once you own a mac, your hair gets ten times cooler, you gain popularity, your clothes are suddenly fashionable, and you immediately start listening to Radiohead and Wilco, so I see the draw.
I don't go around trumpeting Windows over Mac, but I just don't see the point of the Mac.
They now use the same processors as PC's, so that edge they used to have when doing video/photo editing is gone. And if you use say, Photoshop, it's the same on either so again, what's the point?
I like that I can build my own custom PC's, with whatever components I chose to purchase. I can slot in whatever graphics/soundcard/peripherals of my choice.
The only thing I will say about Apple's products is that they are very aesthetically pleasing. But past that, I don't see anything that would persuade me into switching over.
What also steers me away from Apple is their marketing. Mac vs PC ads, like PC's are some boring piece of crap. I didn't know my electronics needed to be hip and trendy, I guess I missed that memo.
Then there's the "I don't have to worry about viruses" argument. Well, if you really don't want to worry about viruses, Linux wins.
Magsafe power connector for laptops? Cool, I'll grant them that, but this technology is easily thwarted by, hrm... I dunno, maybe looking out for your surroundings? I guess if you are always around clumsy people then maybe it is a necessary feature.
Really, I think it boils down to what tools you need to do what you need to do. Windows or Linux do everything I need on a PC machine, and I know everything behind the scenes that I can change if things aren't working.
...sorry if this post turned more into a rant but I just don't get the advantage of macs.
Oh and as response to IT locking people out from having admin rights, they do it to reduce the amount of headache for them. It stops ypeople from making any changes to system files. For people who don't know what they're doing playing around in settings they shouldn't, or people who are prone in clicking E-mails with attachments from people they don't know, it makes sense. Sure it's aggravating but for the majority of people, there's no real reason they need to have admin rights on their workstations.
Yeah, I used to only have linux loaded on my laptops, but got tired of spending hours trying to get things to work properly.Basically things just work when you use a Mac. No juggling of drivers, none of that silly backwards compatibility for legacy hardware, no stupid drive letter hierarchy or ports that have to be reconfigured.
I plug in my camera and it works. I plug in my printer and it works. I plug in my scanner and it works. I plug in a network connection and it works.