One thing I have to say, is I strive for perfection. Its just the way I am and can't be happy with anything for very long
My work has to be competly up to scratch for instance.
With the way I am, I can say that I have never liked MAC's as they are not perfect. The computers are built by Apple, for Apple with hardly any room for modification by the stylists.
PC's are the way to go if ypu like customising. and for me, that is important for someone such as me.
Microsoft has never given me much of a problem, and so it hits my perfectionist tastebuds rather well. Windows is a clean system. GUI is not exactly exciting but viewable. Things are easy to get to, and with the programs and functions available, it is very stable too.
To note, I have never liked the MAC OS in terms of structure, though I do like the way it looks... but maybe not exactly something I'd want in Windows or anything like it. I'd like something different.
I even hate MAC's down to the simple 1 mouse button...what is all that about?
To end though, if Microsoft joined Apple, things would get much more interesting I'd have to tell you. I have not really had use of Apple Proucts that much, but Microsoft programs I know about. As such that i tihnk there are many free alternatives that offer better support and functionality than Windows programs in all respects.
Internet Explorer : Firefox
Microsoft Outlook Express : Thunderbird
Microsoft Office : OpenOffice (Though I tend to use Microsoft Word, etc, still as it is rather functional)
The new Mictrosoft OS needs more views, but I'd love it to stay functional, unlike Apples with a bad menu structure.
In terms of Apples GUI a bit more. I haven't really liked the bar at the bottom as navigating programs, though it has its purposes. I would much rather go to My Computer and to the taskbar like in Windows.
So yeah, in all respects, it'd be a change as they'd be able to put both into one, though this would competly stop competition which is bad for the market as it stands, though in others would be quite good.
Same thing with Microsoft, Sega, Nintendo, and Sony joining up. They'd be no competition and so not os many consoles would come out, the styles of games would be intertwined, and all of the games would support the one machine (Another good thing). Technological advancements would probably also be inserted into that one machine rather than having to buy a new one as time goes by.
Sorry if you decided to read all this
but i just wanted to say something really. I do mean well with all these comments. I'm sure I also had some more things to say, though I've lost them at the moment...