What sort of computer(s) do you use, and why?
I made the switch to Mac about 13 months ago (before the cool and fun ads). I was mainly tired of battling spyware that seemed to infect my PC no matter what anti-spyware protection or browsers I used. After several hard drive crashes in one year, I'd had enough, and I ordered a iBook G4. It took me a while to figure out a few things - like the fact the apple key equates to the command key, f'rinstance - but overall, it was a painless switch and I wished I'd done it years ago (like my Dad, who is on his third Mac after buying himself one at retirement. I'm not sure he ever had a Windows-based PC).
I was pleased enough with the iBook that I decided this fall to buy a desktop Mac for our family computer as well, to replace one aging laptop (a 2001 Dell) and another 2004 model (an Averatec) that's had one problem after another. I ordered a refurbished iMac this fall, direct from Apple. It's basically been fine, but it has its quirks, mostly with printing. Sometimes we can print documents from the Internet; sometimes we can't. Sometimes we can print from Word for Mac; other times, no dice. So I probably need a Mac-savvy tech to come over and assess the situation. Any good recommendations?
Overall, I am pleased with my Mac experience. However, I've learned there are some things that I just can't do on a Mac. For example, I can't access the Idaho Democrats' voter data base on a Mac, and the website-building tools at Network Solutions - on which I've built professional websites for many years - also performs poorly on Mac (and NetSol seems uninterested in remedying the situation, despite the growing numbers of Mac users). So we keep the rickety Averatec laptop around just for these situations. It's literally falling apart, though. And no, just because the new Mac can reboot to run Windows doesn't mean I'll let it. The whole idea with ditching Windows was to get around spyware and viruses.
Happily, TypePad (this blogging platform), my email, and just about everything else works great on a Mac, though I do find myself switching back and forth between browsers. (Safari is best for email; Firefox, for just about everything else).