oh god. not again...
please. lets not start this stupid bullshit where the hardcore mac pricks, and the hardcore pc dicks start yelling about thier fuckin computers.
the way i see it, both are great platforms. each has thier advantages and disadvantages. do not let all the hype of either influence you. i personally do not like working on macs, or the operating systems. some people do.
the way i see it, Macs are kinda like a M3, while pcs are more, eh i dunno, a corvette. the macs are a bit more refined, but cost more. the PC is still just as potent as the mac (if not and most likely more) but easier to work on and modify, cheaper, and has a wider array of applications.
i personally have a 17" toshiba laptop, 1.5 (soon to be 2) gigs of ram, a 3.6 gig processor, 120 gig harddrive, and i think it was only like 1600 with a 3 year no questions asked warrenty. theres no way you could ever get a mac that potent at that price, or anything close. but at the same time, its got some quirks and is not as "clean or refined as a powerbook"
"After a thousand years of praying and fasting and endless incarnations, Buddha finally gets to be...a dildo." -Tanakaskier