Originally Posted by RedScarf7
I'm not using it for anything that is too intensive. From what I understand Macs are used by those in photography, movie making etc. Photography is something I am interested so I would like to take that into account when purchasing a laptop. My first HP has malfunctioned in four different capacities, and my latest has issues with the power supply. I've heard Macs don't get viruses and I have been having trouble with malware and things on this current PC as well.
Honestly, any newish computer can do photo editing. I cannot think of a reason a Mac would be better than a PC. In fact, I can think of some ways that it would be worse depending on the software you want to use, the configuration of your laptop, and what peripherals you want to use. That aside, if you are one of "those people" who cannot figure out how to stop being infected by malware/spyware/viruses - by all means - switching to OSX will probably help. There ARE a few malware programs, exploits, and spyware for mac/OSX though, just not nearly as many. And OSX isn't inherently more secure than Windows in most situations in which you are being attacked from an outside source. If you should choose to run windows on it, you will be just as susceptible to those things, if not more so, than any other windows user (false sense of security). The computer itself is not magical. It makes me sad when people flee from windows to OSX because of ignorance of how the internet works and how to not get viruses. But hey, there's not much I can do about it.