Why use only one OS? Get them all and use the one most efficient for the task or to run the needed software. MAC, Linux, AND Windows, they are only tools to make use of the hardware and help you get on with the task at hand - the rest, looks is just immaterial preference. Computers are just machines, for goodness sake! Would you mind if you were saved a twenty mile run in Ferrari or Citroen 2CV? I wouldn't, but some people would choose running rather than have a 2CV to cramp their style! And some people would find the gear stick coming out of dashboard intolerable, while others find it actually easier to use.
But people being people, will get emotional and attached to their machines: they give them names and gender and argue about each one's superiority in forums. There's nothing you can do to convert a MAC, Linux or a Windows fan any more than AMD or Intel fan, regardless of the changes and fortunes of their favourite company - least of all logic. Not untill s/he is forced to, when the computer stops existing. So why argue, its all about horses for courses anyway.
An example: my partner is a sworn Pentium supporter and is convinced that AMD processors are inferior and unstable, regardless of the fact that his Pentium 4 crashes on regular basis, whereas my AMD has done so only once. My parner did buy a second hand PC with an AMD chip only because it was such a good deal: but regardless of his own experience of the AMD computer being more stable than any of his Pentium ones, he cannot give up repeating his old slogan about unstable AMDs. I could show him endless test results and reviews, get a legion of professional computer techies to testify AMD is more stable and argue with him till I ran out of breath but his opinion wouldn't chance one little bit.
If Intel proves to be superior - and this year they have a good chance to catch up - I have no problem to chance stables as long as I don't have to re-purchase every bit of my existing software again. By the same token, If I found MACs better in every way compared to Windows and Linux and could use my old software, I wouldn't hesitate buying a MAC. By better, I mean in comparison with an equally powerful hardware - with MACTELs this should be getting easier.
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