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11 common myths that keep people from switching to Macs

11 common myths that keep people from switching to Macs

Although Apple’s Mac computers are selling in record numbers, there is still a ton of misinformation being spread about them. You have to believe Mac sales would skyrocket even more if the average person figured out those myths aren’t so true after all.

As Mac users, it’s frustrating to listen to mistruths and unfair prejudices about our computers of choice. Unfortunately, attempting to set the record straight only gives people more reason to call us crazy. At some point we’ve all fought the myths and been accused of being blind cultish followers of Steve Jobs, right? No matter how much we try to debunk outdated anti-Mac talking points, some just never go away.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say, “Oh, Macs are nice but I could never get one.” Naturally, when I’ve asked why that is, the same set of excuses come up. The realization I’ve come to over time is that the general public is simply uneducated about the benefits and limitations of Apple’s computers. They develop assumptions based on what they’ve heard in casual conversation from friends & family, mainstream publications, and the super-geek down the street who builds his own gaming rigs. Gathering information from a variety of sources is good, but figuring out who is uninformed or biased is just as important.

Before we get into debunking the common myths surrounding Macs, let me just clarify this article is targeted to the Average Joe who buys a Windows computer for home, school, and casual business use from Dell, HP, or Acer every 3-7 years. Technology enthusiasts and folks who like to tinker with their machines – especially Linux users – are never going to find the plug-and-play nature of Macs appealing. For just about everyone else, though, Macs are a viable and attractive option for their next computer.

Myth #1: Macs aren’t compatible with Microsoft Office

People who work from home or have kids in school need Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It’s a sad truth, but still a truth nonetheless. Another truth is that Macs can indeed run these programs. Microsoft makes a Mac version of Office that is fully compatible with its Windows counterpart. It doesn’t matter what kind of computer they’re created on, Office files will open on both Macs and Windows-based PCs.

Myth #2: There isn’t a lot of software for Macs

When I first switched to a Mac I was amazed at how much software was available for it. First, all Macs come pre-loaded with way more quality applications than any Windows computer. Programs like Mail, Address Book, iCal, Safari, iChat, iTunes, QuickTime, Preview, TextEdit, Time Machine, the entire iLife suite, and many more are usable right out of the box. The amount of software available from third party developers isn’t lacking either. A good portion of it is actually free, and most of the paid ones are reasonably priced. Bottom line: If a consumer application exists for Windows, there is either a Mac version or a comparable Mac alternative.

Myth #3: Macs won’t play nice with my network & other Windows PCs

Not only are Macs compatible with nearly any type of network out there, it’s extremely easy to connect them too. The internet will work just fine, as will file sharing between the Mac and Windows computers. That’s right, the Mac can see shared files on a Windows machine and a Windows machine can see shared files on a Mac. What else is there to say?

Myth #4: Macs are more expensive because you’re just paying for the brand name

The high starting price of Apple’s computers scares the pants off the average consumer who sees an eMachine at Walmart for $399. Heck, even the $699 Compaq at Best Buy seems like nothing compared to the $999 entry level MacBook or $1199 MacBook Pro. The problem with merely comparing sticker prices, though, is that the true value of each machine is not considered. In other words, you get what you pay for. Macs are built out of more durable materials, they’re more energy efficient, they tend to have higher quality components, and the software is far and away better than what Windows offers. Mac OS X is the reason to buy a Mac. The hardware is great too, but it’s the software that offers the real value. Lower long-term maintenance costs don’t hurt either. For more information about Mac pricing and why the “Apple tax” doesn’t exist, check out “Are Macs really worth it? Selling points for choosing Mac vs. PC

Myth #5: Macs are only more secure because they don’t have any market share

Zero viruses (that is, self-replicating and spreading viruses) have affected Mac OS X in the wild since its introduction a decade ago. This is hard for naysayers to grasp, but it is a fact – not a single virus. Windows, on the other hand, has been hit with hundreds of thousands of viruses. Many believe this is because Mac OS X doesn’t run on 90% of the world’s computers like Windows. If that is the case, how do viruses exist for versions of Linux which have even smaller market share than Macs? How were viruses introduced specifically for Windows 7 when it was still in limited beta testing? Nobody can claim Macs are 100% immune to all security threats, but “security via obscurity” is – for lack of a better term – hogwash. The Mac operating system was built on a more stable and reliable core, which gave it more security from the start. In the end, less popular platforms have been compromised in the past while Mac OS X is still virus-free.

Myth #6: Macs are just for graphics and animation professionals

It’s true that graphic designers and other creative people prefer to use Macs, but it’s not because Macs have some magical ability that makes it possible to do that kind of work. After all, Adobe’s Creative Suite is available for Windows too. The reason designers like Macs so much is because they “make sense.” They’re quality machines and Mac OS X is organized in a way that makes it easy and even pleasurable to use. In that kind of environment, users can fully immerse themselves in the work to be done rather than worry about the computer itself. When you think about it, that’s something everybody should want.

Myth #7: Macs don’t right-click because they only have one mouse button

Back in the day, the one-button mouse was indeed a limitation of Macs. Today, however, this is no longer true. Both the Mighty Mouse and the brand new Magic Mouse have touch-sensitive shells that can be configured to click on the left and right sides, among other things. The same thing can be done for Apple’s MacBook trackpads. This approach actually gives users a level of customization that traditional two-button mice cannot offer.

Myth #8: Macs aren’t expandable or upgradable

When you buy a laptop from Dell or HP, just about the only things you can upgrade are the RAM and hard drive. The same components can be upgraded on Apple’s line of MacBooks and iMacs as well. And, no, you do not have to buy special Apple memory or drives – standard brands will work. In most cases, this is as far as the average user would go anyway. People talk a lot about upgradability, but when 3-5 years pass it’s usually a better idea to go for a whole new computer rather than pump a lot of money into an older one. The great thing about Macs is they have excellent resell value to help pay for the new one.

Myth #9: Macs can’t run Windows applications

As long as you have a legal copy of Windows (which can be taken from the PC that your Mac replaced), you can run any Windows program on your Mac. You can use Mac OS X’s free Boot Camp to natively run Windows or use a virtualization program like Parallels ($79), Fusion ($79), or Virtualbox (free) to run Windows within OS X. Consider this: Apple’s computers can run both Mac and Windows software flawlessly, while other PCs are limited to only run Windows software.

Myth #10: A lot of websites don’t work on a Mac

A few years ago, it was common to come across websites that only worked in Internet Explorer. Of course, this was before Firefox, Safari, and other browsers took away significant market share from Microsoft’s offering. As a result, this isn’t much of an issue anymore – either Safari or Firefox will get the job done. If not, Internet Explorer is still available when you run Windows on your Mac.

Myth #11: Macs are different and will be hard to learn

The beauty of Mac OS X is that it’s so much easier to learn and understand than Windows. The main reason is because it’s more intuitive. For people who have never used a computer before, it works just the way they would expect it to. For Windows switchers, it’s going to seem weird at first. It will require unlearning old Windows habits. Constantly saying “That’s not how I’m used to doing this…” is going to sour the exciting Mac experience. The best advice to give anybody who is thinking about switching to a Mac is simply “have an open mind.” In the end, it will all work out.

What are some of the other Mac myths you’ve heard over the years? How do you tell people the truth about Macs to clear up the confusion?

31 Comments Have Been Posted (Leave Your Response)

Nowadays, in the category negative-about-macs, I mainly hear two things: “Macs are for gays” and “Macs are too expensive”.

The first proves that the good arguments are all gone and the second might be partially true if you look only at the hardware and customer support.

I think there are enough macs around these days to kill the other myths.

#3 isn’t that much of a myth… My Macbook Pro will *not* mount shared SMB folders from my Windows 7 pc’s. (Though the other way works fine). There’s also pages and pages of this problem on the official forums.

I’m not saying it’s Mac’s fault – just that networking with PC’s has its issues…

I hate these myths! I heard a lot of them from my friends when I was thinking about getting a Mac. They said it was gonna be a big mistake and I wasn’t going to like it. Now a bunch of them are using Macs too because they got jealous of how much I loved mine!

#6 Of course designers like MAC over PC. Apple computers look good, OSX looks good and is intuitive, MAC software generally looks a lot better than PC software. I was looking the other day for a simple free image editing software for a friends PC, I found numerous websites that were to ugly to look at. That tells me all I need to know about the software. In the MAC realm ugly websites hardly exist. Another thing is Quicktime, to me this is a major selling point for macs. Every software that is build onto quicktime is compatible with each other. And let me tell you that almost all video and audio software uses quicktime one way or the other. Try that on a PC where every software has its own codecs.

Well, there are a couple of issues. First, not many mainstream games exist for the Mac and those few titles appear months later (although things seem to be changing a bit). Second, some specialist applications (for example from AutoDesk) are sorely missing.

2, 3, 4, and 8 are not myths. Sorry, but that is the truth.

Your comment doesn’t mean much unless you give an explanation Mike. I agree with most of what the artcie says. Macs got a bad reputation in the 90s and people won’t let go of those notions. They’re awesome now.

I have to agree with Mike on point 2. I can’t comment on the others though. I have a Mac and love it, finding it better overall than my Windows PC. In fact I often cringe when I go back to using it after my Mac as the Windows is a lot clunkier to use and lacks the nice clean smooth operation of the Mac . My only complaint about my Mac is that whilst most of the software applications I would use on a Windows PC have a Mac version that is just a good (and in some cases even better), there are still some important software packages in my line of work that are not available for Mac. This is annoying.


Looks like you need to catch up. Some of the largest, and indeed arguably THE largest, games to computers run and almost always have, on Mac. Diablo I, II, and the forthcoming III. Starcraft I and the forthcoming II, World of Warcraft, and Warcraft III for example.

Note that StarCraft is arguably one on the most successful games in history. It is over a decade old yet still supported, improved, and available – even at brick-and-mortar stores such as Target, Wal-Mart, and game and video stores. Furthermore, you don’t have to buy a separate copy.

Then again this is Blizzard we are talking about here, that is “how they roll”. That said, even MS has made games for the Mac.

I could also say that some specialist applications are missing on Windows, so that’s a moot point.

Hi, i am a network administrator for a fortune 500 com in Boca Raton and I just make the change and got my first Mac, Very simple, “IT WORKS” no more frustration with OS. Yes compare to a pc it is more $$ but you are paying for what you get, the all experience in the mac store was phenomenal , and i I have any issues or i need tot talk to an expert i just call the 1800 number and some one here in USA will answer in less than 2 min.



As a translator, what I heard the most when I first switched was that “macs are not made for translators”, along with “you are crazy!”, “you won’t be able to work!”, “translation software doesn’t run on macs!”, and stupid things like that.

Not only have I proved these people wrong, but I can now say Macs are made for any sane person looking for a good machine and peace of mind. For translators (and any other professional) it’s a bliss to be able to actually TRANSLATE (painlessly too) and not have to think about the OS, formatting, installing, uninstalling, drivers, crashes, blue screens, and so on.

Just love my MBP and don’t plan on going back to PCs, ever again :)

Felipe Augusto Dornelas
June 28th, 2010, 3:58 PM

There’s plenty of Mac software available, trust me. Just do a little research in Google or in good blogs like this one and, for instance.

There’s much more quality software for the Macs than for Windows. Windows has tons of crappy, bad usability software.

And a lot of specialist software is coming to the Macs too, like the upcoming AutoCad by AutoDesk.

And you can always run THAT specialist Windows application within Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion.

I’m a .NET software developer, and I run MS Visual Studio 2008 using Parallels Desktop 5. I’m very satisfied by the speed and software integration.

I don’t have to use a crappy Windows PC just to run my specialist software.

I am as big a Mac fan as anyone but I must take issue with the statement that Macs are fully compatible with Microsoft Office. There never has been, and I doubt there will ever be, Mac versions of Access or Publisher. Both of which are conspicuously absent in the Mac version of Office.

I have windows and mac and I have to say not all software work with mac there is a lot of software that is not available for mac but to upside you can use emulator like parallel desktop and install windows and then all software will work downside to this it is expensive you have to buy windows and parallel desktop and it will slow down computer allot I usually have parallel desktop turn of because of performance issues.
Network on mac is not even close to windows you can make most of stuff work on network but it is not as easy as on windows spicily when you have complicated network for shearing everything
Safari don’t work good on live streaming website it will not stream correctly and some website with ssl certificate like PayPal sometimes will show page error and page wont load but you can download Firefox or use windows emulator to fix that problem .
I think mac is way overprice compere to pc but system is stable you won’t get crashes but its missing lots of features that windows have I can’t do everything on mac still need window pc to do rest

Publisher is not on a Mac because Publisher is CRAP! ask any graphic designer-PC or Mac user-they will tell you – PUBLISHER is effing CRAP.

Let me start off by saying that I’m 22 years old and have been using computers since I was 6 (I still remember using the operating system MSDOS). I was 13 when I got my very own desktop computer, and 18 when I got my first laptop. So I’m very familiar with computers, and have used nearly every OS that Windows has come out with.

I consider myself slightly more knowledgeable than your average user, but I’m by no means a technology expert. However, I’m admittedly addicted to my computer and the internet so I spend A LOT of my time on my laptop. What do I spend most of my time doing? Downloading, google searches, reading forums, research, coursework, etc. Notice that I DON’T list troubleshooting, searching for files, trying to organize my data, and so on.

Why is that? I switched from Windows to Mac a year ago. When I was 18, I got a Sony Vaio laptop for college — and like clockwork, only a couple months after I purchased it, it started to slow down. Wayyy down. I had the anti-virus, anti-spyware software, up to date, but somehow just average internet use caused my computer to slow down for various reasons. It’s like a house that gets slowly messy, and try as you might to keep up with clutter, at some point it gets out of control and you have to take drastic measures. That laptop lasted about a year and a half, and I got a Dell Inspiron. Different computer, same problems. I couldn’t even tell you how many times I completely reformatted and reinstalled my OS on those two laptops. I would get so damn frustrated with the blue screen of death making appearances left and right, restarting out of nowhere, programs shutting down out of nowhere and losing projects I was working on. SOMETHING would go wrong at least once a week, and it was so ridiculously rage-inducing.

I know what PC fanatics are going to say — it’s my fault, I didn’t have good enough anti-virus software, blah blah. Well, you’re probably right about that. Point is, after my Dell finally died (something happened with one of my RAM cards and nothing could save that baby, it became a paperweight), I decided enough was enough and I purchased a MacBook Pro.

Out of the box, I could tell I was in for a completely different computing experience. First — in two minutes, my computer was ready to go. NO BLOATWARE WHATSOEVER. I always hated having “Try AOL free for Six Months!” icons on my brand new PC laptop’s desktop. Next, I realized how simple and streamlined the OS was. It did what I wanted it to do, and nothing more. I didn’t have to reorganize my files and folders to make it easier to find things, the Documents, Downloads, Applications, etc. folders were right where they should have been from the start.

After using my new laptop for a couple weeks, I realized how intuitive it was – the trackpad is a dream to use, finding files is ridiculously easy, downloading and installing new programs is a one-step process instead of ten… I could list 50 reasons why my conversion from Windows to Mac has been such a joy, but I won’t. The few times I’ve had issues with something, I typed my problem into Google and found a web forum addressing the exact issue and had it fixed within minutes.

If I need to do something on either of my parents’ laptops (both PCs), I’m remembered of why PCs are such a hassle. They inevitably get slower over time, it does things automatically that you don’t necessarily want it to do (download a new program, install it, and next thing you know you have 5 additional files hidden in the recesses of your hard drive; it automatically opens at Startup without you even knowing it, etc.).

I’m hard on my computers – I download all kinds of things, use the internet for hours every day, etc., and after a year of such heavy usage on my MacBook, it still works just as perfectly as the day I bought it. There has been NO FRUSTRATION whatsoever with my Mac. Whatever I want it to do, it does with no fuss and I spend my time using it, not troubleshooting. If I wanted to spend half my computing time fixing issues or preventing viruses, I’d have a cheaper albeit lower-quality PC on my lap instead. But I prefer paying more for a quality item that works consistently. I’ll never go back to Windows, not even if someone offered me a PC laptop for free.

“I am as big a Mac fan as anyone but I must take issue with the statement that Macs are fully compatible with Microsoft Office. There never has been, and I doubt there will ever be, Mac versions of Access or Publisher. Both of which are conspicuously absent in the Mac version of Office.”

You are right about Access, though I believe FileMaker or Bento or whatever it is provides the same functionality, though I don’t know about Office integration with those softwares.

Also, with Publisher, Word for Mac provides the same functionality as both Word AND Publisher for Windows. It’s actually better(though that’s a matter of opinion)!

About AutoCAD, you would be right, but after an 18(?) year absence, it’s finally coming back(to the platform it started with?)

Also, I’d like to point out that Office for Mac is not a port, they actually make a native version with features that aren’t on PCs! Either that, or Bill Gates lied.

Unfortunately, even with the new version of Office for Mac 2011, Outlook (the replacement for Entourage) is still a joke and half-baked (see sites like for more details on what’s missing.

You bet you, the Mac and its software are worth every DOLLAR. In our immediate family, consisting of 3, all WAS – at one time -Windows users. Our youngest son switched 15 years ago, and after the disaster with Windows ME, I followed suit. My husband is the only odd one out (company policy). His PC is still running Windows XP Pro. The company didn’t dare get involved with VISTA.

Once the MAC is plugged in it simply just WORKS, no more worries about viruses or having to trouble shoot anything. I would rather do without a computer than go back to Windows.

Judy, I think I love you!

I also grew up with PCs and bought my first Mac (an iMac) back in 2007. I had gawked and drooled over them for months. Then they released the new Aluminum ones and Leopard came out. I was immediately sold. Last year I bought a Macbook Pro. Both have been the best computers I’ve ever owned. The battery on my MBP is phenomenal, and way better than my previous notebook – a Packard Bell EasyNote.

I have upgraded my PC’s RAM before, like once, and it was only really because a friend had gotten a new computer and said I could have their old one, so I just salvaged the RAM and HDD.

I love my Mac so much, I evangelise them to everyone I meet. I know how happy I am using them, and I just want everyone to be able to experience them.

BTW, I’m 23… Just sayin’ :^)

You get what you pay for. So how about comparing an apple pc to a similarly priced windows pc? If you build a computer with quality hardware, you will have a quality result.

And while we are on the subject, now try to have it repaired in 5 years when something breaks, or to upgrade it for a new game you want to play. Not everyone is content with the “just get a new one” solution. In fact, a lot of people have their OS customized to the point that getting a new one would be a huge headache.

As far as the OS is concerned, that is strictly a matter of taste. An ignorant mac user will succumb to rogueware and scareware just as easily as an ignorant windows user. The fact is that you just hear more about it from windows users because there are MORE WINDOWS USERS and MORE MALWARES FOR WINDOWS because of that fact. It seems to me that the market share argument is completely valid.

I’ve used a Windows OS for a couple years now and got a macbook pro about 5 or 6 months ago. This may be pretty biased because i’m a gamer but, Run a game on a mac—> freeze or experience fps lag. On a windows OS —-> no problems. Alot of programs for mac? It certainly has gotten more over time but classic things that were for windows aren’t found for macs. Emulators like parallel are useful for that, but that makes it pretty slow running. I like to think Im pretty computer savvy because I use my computer constantly tinkering with it and stuff and I personally feel windows is WAAAAAAAY simpler than a mac. For the first 1-2 weeks I got my mac I was so hyped up, I’ll admit. Then when I realized how limited it is for certain things I feel like i’d rather get a laptop with an Windows OS for half the price. I can’t say much about which lasts longer because my macs still pretty new. The mac is cool and I think some of the things it has are really interesting but If I really had to pick a computer that I’d put to everyday use I’d go with Windows simply because if I wanted to use a shallow device I’d turn on my iPhone :D

You can only upgrade the RAM and HDD on a Dell laptop hmm….perhaps this Mac fanboy should buy a Dell laptop before they make such statements; I own a Dell Alienware M17X R4 and I have the possibility to upgrade 4 RAM ports, 2 HDD bays, the graphics card, the processor, (with a fair bit of know-how), heck, even most of the wiring and possibly the MoBo, (I have no intention or need to do any of the last three, but the documentation mentions how to fully deconstruct and reconstruct the system), I own both Windows and Mac products so why not stop blogging this on your Mac and actually have a look at Dell and Alienware products these days, (Dell own Alienware, so don’t give me any tripe about them being different companies; they’ve been two and the same for several years), heck, some of the upgraded Alienware laptops and legacy systems have support for dual-SLi….though 2gb of raw graphics power is enough for me….don’t worry, Macs will get 2gb graphics sometime in the next decade and you might actually be able to play Tetris on them, lol.

It’s true that Macs don’t run Publisher, but that’s because Publisher is inferior. A lot of printshops can’t work with it and it’s really only for basic DIY leaflets. If that’s the case, then Pages has a host of newsletter and leaflet templates and you can PDF them too.

I bought an Imac 1 year ago, after months of thinking about, then I realised what a blind fool I was by going through all the nightmares I have to go through the last 30 odd years with Windows PC’s.

Is the mac more expensive than a PC ? in the long run not at all. I have to change PC each 2 or 3 years, due to hardware failure or because of new Windows version. I have to buy hudred of $ of programs to help me fix problems
Then we also need to compare oranges with oranges, I usually had IBM’s ( before becoming Lenovo ) and Toshiba top of the line laptops, all had a price tag higher than a mac. I wanted the best hardware to ensure stability as long as I could.

In short after moving to mac, I started to have the peace of mind, and I forced my wife and my daughter to do the same because I refused to continue to fix bugs, shutdowns and blue screens.
Or buy a new PC each 2 years.

And the OSX experience is a dream, just Time Machine alone is a marvel, video editing, with the quality and ease you have on the mac with Imovie is impossible to have on a PC, unless you have really expensive machine with an expensive software.
These are some of the few things of OSX, but I can put hundreds more that make this operating system and it’s applications by far better than windows, any windows.

The article sounds more like a commercial for Apple than a useful piece of information….sigh

GHenry wrote:

” just Time Machine alone is a marvel”

A quick Google will tell a completely different story, Google: time machine sucks

(about 23 million results)

One the first page we have articles like:

Apple Time Machine Mega-Fail
Time Machine sucks, use rsync instead
Time Machine sucks
Time Machine. A giant leap backward
Why Time Capsule is doomed to suck
Time Machine sucks!
Does Mac TimeMachine suck?
Time Machine failed backup


Derrick wrote: “Last year I bought a Macbook Pro. Both have been the best computers I’ve ever owned. The battery on my MBP is phenomenal, and way better than my previous notebook – a Packard Bell EasyNote.”

That’s the problem with Mac users, they often make claims that they don’t back up with facts, like I showed you with “Time Machine” in my previous post.

The MacBook Pro has good batteries?


“Rechargeable Battery – 15-inch MacBook Pro – Apple Store (U.S.)”

2 out of 5 stars by 1032 Apple customers

“Rechargeable Battery – 17-inch MacBook Pro – Apple Store (U.S.)”

1.5 out 5 stars by 598 Apple customers

The most recent reviews for this battery on the Apple web site:

Blow Up
Bulging bust
Batteries have bulged within a couple months of each other.
Bulged and crackled
Bulged ’till it broke
Worst Battery Ever
Someone needs to file a class action.
Just follow the directions…
17 inch battery = garbage
Great Battery
Battery wrecked notebook
bulge and track pad
Horrible Battery
Bad battery
Very sad … two of my Mac Book Pro 17′ batteries bulged
Awful!! Never had a computer battery swell and almost ruin the computer
Overheating causes warped battery
MacBookPro 17″ Battery is dangerous
Too expensive to last only 4 months
Love Mac . . . BUT
Bad battery
Defective product – avoid!
Bulging battery
2 bulging batteries
Three dead batteries.
Bulging battery
Is there a lower star than 1?
The worst battery ever.
I’m getting poor buying this batterry all the time
Tired of having to buy new battery all the time
Two bulging batteries – at the same time!
Low life span
Horrible Product
Satisfied customer
Terrible product
Battle of the bulge
APPLE’s shame
Contemplating on wether should i buy my third battery in 4 years
Worst Battery Ever!
Lame on Apple
Bulging Battery Blues
Bulging still!
Bulging & Split Apart – ZERO STARS
my battery staring bulging and died without warning.
my battery died without warning
Defective Battery
Same exact issue! Battery is dangerously dysfunctional!

Myth #1. Yes, Microsoft makes a version of Office for the Mac. However, it is painfully slow, buggy, and frustrating to use. I’m not sure if that is because the Mac cannot run it well, or because Microsoft dumbed down the software to be less capable on the Mac. Nonetheless, Myth #1 is not a myth – you are far better off running Office on a Windows based PC (or at least through Boot Camp).

Myth #4 is also not a Myth. Back in the 1990s when I was Apple’s higher education rep, I was selling $3,000 Macs that had half the speed and capability of the $1,200 PC clones of the time. These days, since the death of Jobs, the OS upgrades make the Mac nearly useless in 12-18 months because the upgrades are optimized for the newer Macs. Macs are expensive – period!

Myth #1 is also not necessarily a Myth. There are simple things that PCs can do with the click of a mouse that Macs can only do through the knowledge of Unix and the Terminal program. Conversely, there are things that a Mac can do that are difficult to do on a PC.

Correction to my last post. The final myth mentioned should have been described as Myth # 11