first of all thanks for everyone on posting useful info for us canadians. I really like the concept of this board.
I am an old mac addict (used to own a 66mhz power mac) who was converted to the pc back in the day (the mac os x betas/os 9 switch got to me). now I know os x is stable but I have a few Qs.
I'm thinking of switching back to the mac mainly because I'm tired of windows. On os x does the os sometime seem "lost"? you know when you click on a menu in windows and he seem to be searching forever in the ram or something. I'm not talking about filters in photoshop and progress bars. More like when everything seem slow and the screen has trouble redrawing itself. and windows "hang". I have a dual core and 1 gig of ram and it's just ridiculous that xp and vista does that.
Also can you have a mac stay open for days and months? I have to reboot my pc every 3 days or so as the ram seem to be leaking. so at first it's fast and then it crawls... I'm a heavy duty users and i open and close Photoshop often and do lots of different task like programming, movies etc.
last Q: with a mac mini could i have ps cs3 open with msn, a bittorrent client and 3 firefox windows with like 15 tabs open? I know it's kind of heavy duty but my pc seem to slow down dramatically when i have all these aps open.
thanks for the honest answers. I'm pretty sure i'll switch anyway but i'm just wondering about the state of os x. everything seem to run fine at the apple store but then again so did my current pc at futureshop.
nothing like hands on heavy duty work to know of an OS' stability and problems..
thanks again guys!