Originally posted by apokalipse
USB mice are cheap as.....
don't underestimate Mac's. they can do a lot of things a lot better than PC's. namely, video and photo editing.
the reason PC's are more successful is compatibility
I disagree on the photo-editing part. CS2 runs MUCH slower on my school's top-end G5's than my PC box. I can go to the bathroom while the G5 opens a TIF or RAW file, while on my PC (P4 2.53, 1gb PC2100... nothing impressive by far), large TIF files (~150megs) open within 3-5 seconds. Editing is also much smoother on my PC... the brush refresh rates are faster, the filters operate faster, and on the PC version there is a nice clean, plain and simple background for CS2. On the Mac version, the desktop shows through, as well as any other applications that are running behind Photoshop. This can be incredibly distracting while working on an image. I can put it into "full screen with menu bar" view mode, but when switching between documents, I lose that view mode.
I have not done any video editing on a mac, though, so I cannot attest to that. I hear they're good for audio editing as well, but the apps are pretty much the same, and so is the hardware. I've only edited audio on my PC box, so no comparison to a Mac with my experiences.
However, Macs do have their places. I would love a MacBook at some point as a secondary computer (well, tertiary, as I have my Hypersonic Aviator GX7 notebook as my secondary). I don't like that Macs come standard with one mouse button... especially their notebooks, as the notebook mouse isn't really an upgradable part. I have 4 buttons on my mouse, and have seen up to 8 on a mouse before... they're obviously beneficial, so why does Mac still stick to one? I can't stand the way their "Pro Mouse" actuates either---the position of the hinge feels really, really off to my hand.