Originally Posted by John Wesley
I recently switched from Windows and got a MacBook Pro. I love it, the Mail.app program comes with it free and has worked great so far. After I got adjusted to the Mac OS X I realize what I was missing. Now I hate using my PC at work. Go go for it! Macs are so cool.
Thunderbird is also a good email client.
I don't like the pricy-ness of macs and the other thing that POs me is that you can run note.pad or a .txt document from a windows 95 computer on your windows xp dual core processor...while mac has undergone three major software/hardware shifts that rendors all your old apps and files obselete. I just got an IMAc two years ago its obsolete machinary - since steve jobs switched to an intel processor (i also wonder if this will make macs more vurnerable)
okay, on the up side:
ease of use -bottom line it's much easier to be productive
killer apps like final cut
less security risk (though with increased ownership this is changing)
I would say macs are better if you're specfically in graphics or making small films to medium budget films...