I've never had anything but apples. I was teaching back in the mid 80's and they had an "apple for the teacher" program and that's how I bought my first one. Since I am no computer geek, I found Mac's so much easier to use...so much more intuitive, that I could actually figure them out through trial and error! Plus they don't get the viruses PC's do. I'm surprised with you in photography you weren't using Mac's along time ago, but glad you made the switch now! They're great - just more expensive if you buy them new. I actually bought this one from a man I met on ebay who works for a school district in California. I bought my first little, tiny baby laptop from him on ebay, and he always did right by me. So he sold me this ibook that was only a few months old, but someone in the school district spilled coffee on it. He replaced all the parts, etc., and I got it for a few hundred dollars and that was several years ago. Wish I could afford one with a bigger screen, though, especially with these aging eyes!