Once again someone brought up the compatibility arguement.
The following things are not compatible with my mac
-My 20$ web cam
-My 60$ Lexmark printer (I'm glad)
-My Minidisk player (I was sad)
-Some software i used on windows. (there are cheap alteratvies)
and a handful of games i wouldn;t play.
I've had fewer problems with Mac using CDR's, internet, wireless, WORD. I had to look around for VLC before videos were no longer a minor issue. Over all For some cheap technologies, a lost portible audio player and a learning curve, I'd say compatibillity was not a concern for me. I actualu LIKE the ipod because of its open compatibillity with windows computers.
Any situations where the compatibility arguement changed or affected the way you use your computer?
I had to give up a bunch of Windows XP games that I don't really play much anymore. I've now got a PS2 and find the experience far better than anything I had on a PC with the exception of RTS games. I'm hopeful that once the IntelMac transition is fully shaken out in a few years that I won't miss out on any games.
I'd also kill to have a $100 (cdn) digital voice recorder that would work with my Mac. That would make life so much easier.
My gear: White MacBook 1.83, 2 Gigs of Ram, Combo Drive, OS 10.5, iPod Video 30 Gig, Canon Digital Rebel XT. iPhone 3G 8 Gig.