This debate has been going for a long time, I know too well, and often results in firey discussions but I believe RED forums have a more mature and informed community so I'm interested to hear what experienced experts really think these days?
A typical PC user will swear by PC and often dislikes Apple - claiming they overcharge and 'trap' you in to their ways whilst an Apple 'fan' will claim Macs just run better, don't get virus's etc etc - same old debate.
What I'd like to hear is some genuine analytical responses as to why PC's might be better over Macs and why Macs might be better over PC's - preferably from people who have experience with both.
I grew up as a PC user even building them and having pretty strong knowledge of their ins and outs. As I developed in to a designer I inevitably moved over to Mac since my industry is dominated by them and now, as a motion graphics designer, I am working from a Mac Pro in a creative company.
So one question is: Why has Mac found found a dominance in the design industry - does it really have advantages over PC these days? If so, what? Is this the same in the video/film production world or do PC's dominate more and if so, why?
One of our 'friend' companies is a full motion graphics company and are PC based despite being a creative company. Why might they have gone for PC over Mac?
I repeat, lets not make this in to a flame war but an open minded analytical comparison and this might hopefully inform others which is the best choice for them.