I would like to find out how you view Apple, OSX and Macs. I am not a Microsoft Fan as well. With a normal x86 laptop I can run anything I desire as well at a money more well spent cost. First off I hate them. Why? 1)For the same prices I can buy a more powerful x86 laptop. 2)OS X is nothing more than another UNIX.Yet people consistently fawn over something so common (Solaris, BSD, GNU\Linux). 3)Apple blatantly lies in their marketing campaign (just go and read up on their history) and people forget about them so quickly. 4)Apple tries to market their machine as a "special" system and criticize Windows yet Dual-Boots them isn't it ironic? 5)Apple ads are funny yet dumb with very little truth. 6)They actually make people pay for service packs(OS upgrades without significant features) 7)They don't patch their systems and assume UNIX=Secure (They maintain their own java but they are usually outdated and security patches are very little not because it is 100% secure but because they simply don't bother ) 8)They spent their time and money investing on new technologies to gain media attention but neglect their existing systems (Come on they ought to do something about than age old 4.4BSD userland, but no they don't instead focusing on things like OpenCL when so many similar technologies are already in place) The worse part is people actually start buying them and claim they run faster quicker when all of us already know that x86 machines are identical and spec for value Apple isn't worth it. IMO Apple is just like SONY computer hardware companies trying to sell their hardware at higher profit margin than competitors(except Apple gives you a fully customized Ubuntu like OS for Free).