That sucks, aj. I gotta say, reading this makes me glad I got another Mac.
Swear to God I almost ended my last post with :waitsforFinnytotellme
Cereally though, are Macs as immune to these types of problems as their marketing leads the public to believe? I'd consider getting one as my next comp, but it seems like there are some compatibility issues with certain software, programs, apps., etc. I'm sure it's case specific.
Yeah, not to be a fanboy or anything, but I have never had any virus issues with either of the Macs I've owned. Have read that it's theoretically possible for Macs to get hit, but I have yet to see it. Those exe codes just don't do anything with the Mac OS.
The issue really is what you wanna do with your computer (besides visit porn sites). Mac has far less gaming availability, which don't mean jack to me anyway. A lot of compatibility issues between Macs and PCs are gone now -- I can open and work on Excel and Word and such with no additional software (in the old days I would have needed Office for Mac). Like the gaming software issue, some software is PC only, but I like the Mac preloaded stuff anyway. But to each his own.
Stats-wise, my home Mac and work PC should run at the same speed. Realistically, the Mac is much faster. The work PC freezes and gets buggy and I just accept it. Home PC the only issue I've had is with the batteries dying on the wireless mouse and I didn't know what was up with it.
Just my 2 cents.
Ditto what Finny said. No virus issues, and no compatibility issues either. I can do everything I want on my Mac, plus I don't have to worry about Microsoft crap.
Apple is totally the way to go.