EVERYONE knows Macs are better for multimedia. Mp3=multimedia.Originally Posted by sagekoala
But seriously folks.
Macs look cool. The OS has neat buttons, and it comes with cool backgrounds. Macs are designed to be super simple, yet with OSX also powerful in the ability to compile and run UNIX programs. I respect that. What I look for in an OS is simplicity as long as it is not at the cost of manipulatability. OSX seems to have struck a nice balance.
That being said, nobody can claim with a straight face that a Mac running PC programs in an emulator can come anywhere close to the capability of a P4. The overlying claim that Macs are better for multimedia is based in the past, on the fact that Macs indeed used to be vastly superior to x86 machines in processor speed. It might have made some sense to make those claims in the late 80s or early 90s, but now every machine has the capability to play Mp3s just as well as any other machine.
PCs, with their native serial ports, parallel ports, and piles of expansion slots, are better suited for customization from a hardware standpoint. This is exactly the kind of customization that is done with CarPCs.
I've never owned a Mac. The open standards of the IBM PC cinched the deal before I ever got my first computer.