More reliable is as per my own subjective experience which is what this debate is all about. You want figures? Use Google and you'll find plenty of arguments both ways. As they say, figures don't lie but liars can figure. You want to blindly follow a bunch of graphs and pie charts from an external source that likely has an agenda that differs from helping consumers make the best choices be my guest.
Bleufire wrote in post #17557688
Stop spreading this without benchmarks and proof. Cost for cost a windows machine will blow a Mac out of the water but OS simplicity IS easier on OSx for a new computer user though but seriously show facts that says that macs are better punch for punch machines if you are going to make statements like this. It confuses people who do not know better and you spread misinformation.
The OSx vs Windows is merely optional to the user, what system OS they prefer. There is no "better" OS. It's like someone saying "Nikon DSLRs are better than Canons because".... it's a stupid argument because we know that both could produce the same shots.
Again, this can be proven either way. It depends what you are benchmarking. Speaking of cost though I have kept detailed budget/financial figures for over 20 years that includes exactly how much I spend on what. The cost of tech where computers are concerned has gone down since I turned to Apple mostly by the fact that I get a much longer lifespan from my Apple products than I ever did from Windows-based machines be they home built or pre-built. This isn't opinion in my case. It is fact. Also, let's not forget the less obvious costs. All the unnecessary time I spent mucking about with Windows updates, drivers, incompetent and unreliable backup systems, 3rd party offerings that didn't quite fit and required endless tweaking, etc. is certainly worth something. Then there is the issue of warranty. With a Windows machine there is the hardware manufacturer, Microsoft and all the 3rd party guys. An awful lot of fingerpointing goes on there and wait, I have to ship this thing where for service? With Apple I walk into a store and it's done. Hours of hassle and $$ saved. I don't question how other people value their time but I know how I value mine. The freedom I get from turning on my 6.5 year old machine, running the latest OS and editing photos without issue the same as the same as the day I bought it and not having to tinker whatsoever to keep it running is pretty much all the data, facts and opinion I need. I respect yours too, however.
No photographer is as good as the simplest camera. - Edward Steichen.