Yeah, you people are extremely ignorant. Let me just lay down the truth here:
First, filesystem compatibility:
Mac OS supports read/write of pretty much every filesystem minus NTFS. Mac OS can only read NTFS, not right.
Linux supports read/write everything
Windows supports read/write of NTFS and FAT32, that's it.
So, Linux and Mac OS win on file portability.
0% of Mac/Linux users are affected by viruses/trojans/etc. Jesus himself does not write software, so I am not guaranteeing 100% totally security, but they are way more secure than Windows. That, and Windows is a more popular attack vector due to the higher level of users.
So Mac/Linux win in security and malware, because you don't have to worry about anti-virus, etc.
Next, lets just get a few things straight:
Originally posted by King X13
Macs also have limited programs, games, video/audio editing software etc. since more companies make these things for windows than mac so you have a wider selection to choose from.
The only thing you listed that holds true is games. The best video/audio/etc content creation programs are for Mac, so you lose. Sure, Windows has a bigger selection, but why would you need a bigger selection if all the best tools are available for Mac? Answer: you don't.
Games not being for Mac OS is not because Mac OS is an inferior OS in 3D graphics, it's because game developers tend to write games for an OS that more people have so that they can get a bigger consumer base.
Originally posted by Blitze105
if you ever want to transfer files from computers do NOT buy a mac. Why? 85% of the world is unix and windows.
Mac OS X = UNIX, and Mac OS X supports read/write of all UNIX filesystems.
Originally posted by talldude123
I do know that Mac's are getting better since Intel bought them out.
Intel didn't "buy them out" ... I have no idea what you are talking about.
Now, here's how it goes:
If you want to play games on your computer, get Windows, period. But if you don't plan on playing games, then get a Mac, and you can save some hassle of using antivirus and all that stupid crap.