Mac OS X is far more better-looking, structured, and stable than Windows. However, the only thing keeping Apple from increasing the market share is...
1. The amount of apps. Windows has thousands, if not, millions of more apps compared to Apple.
2. Apple doesn't focus in any way on gaming.
3. Exclusivity. I love OS X, but I think that Apple's computers are overpriced.
The fact of the matter is simple: If Apple allowed people to buy OS X, and install it on non-Mac computers, OS X's market share would increase at an alarming rate, moreso than 25-30%. The only thing that's hindering it is the software compatibility & price.
... and since this was my first experience with an apple computer I was surprised and amazed at how simple it was and how everything just worked... I thought this is how it should be!
Then I had the opportunity to download and use Windows 7 RC and there was that feeling again, it recognized all my hardware, loaded all the latest drivers (including my HP printer) and everything just worked and I thought this is how it should be!
I agree but I would like to appauld them on their upcoming Snow leopard...if you have never studied the history of OSX and Apple then you will find a funny but stupid fact about them. OSX, before Intel became their processor provider, was 64-bit only. That is innovation there, except for the fact that with Leopard and intel moving in...it became x86 again o_0. Now with Snow Leopard the OS is going pure x64 again. Now eventhough I am very much not a fan os their OS I can't help but to appauld and laugh at their re-innovation of going this route. It is a time to change and I hope Windows 8 joins in here alsoI think Mac machines are well built systems, but like what's been said: OSX is just too bland and boring to use.
Personally I didn't like where everything was set and how it was laid out, but maybe that's just because I'm a PC.
I'd have recommended a Mac to someone who hadn't a clue on how to set a computer up, but like what Charbroil said, Windows 7 is just as easy now.