Originally Posted by krmathis
Well, he asked for a '"PC".
I have tried to argue for the fact that a Mac is also a PC (Personal Computer), but given up and concluding that with "PC" they mean a general IBM computer running MS Windows. Aka, made by Dell, Lenovo, HP, Compaq, ... and not Apple.
Most Mac-fans may argue that the Mac now runs Windows so it is a "PC" too with the advantage of OS X, but I have to disagree with this right across the board, from the 'Pro' desktops to the 'Pro' laptops. It depends on what you're wanting but the driver support / true BIOS compatibility just is not there, and what you're doing on a Mac if you bought it to run Windows productively is to be running in effect a badly put together DIY.
Ironically or intentionally by Apple, I'm not sure but this might reinforce the then-false feeling that OS X is superior for a switcher, but since I run similar kit side by side with the Apples I know that I have far fewer Windows issues with non-Apple gear. It is perhaps unsurprising how many people run Macs in a Windows environment for production duties and consider it tolerable for their work, while retreating to a supposedly 'better' OS X partition at the end of the day... and that it never enters their minds that the Windows environment on a Mac is worse than every other comparable machine you can purchase.
OS X is about as crash-free as a comparable (in terms of price) and supported
top-drawer Vista installs from the likes of Lenovo (X/T/W), HP (Elitebook) and Dell (Latitude / Precision)... and to a slightly lesser extent, Sony. If you're getting heavily biased results in one way or another, you're doing something wrong.