Seems to me, that most persons in this forum don't use a mac. I don't either, so the less I say the better.
A couple good things about macs.
- The new OSX is based on Unix (FreeBSD) so is rock solid.
- They have married the stability of Unix to a beautiful and userfriendly interface (use it for a week and you'll wonder why Windows is so unintuitive)
- They have a powerful architecture in the G4 but they lag on speed. x86 architecture, though inferior kills them due to sheer megahertz.
- The new mac OSX can run XFree86 and hence KDE and GNOME veeeeeeery important, this opens up a world of free software to mac users.
- Mac does support DHCP and most of the typical TCP/IP protocols.
- Finally, for at least a few years, the hardware has been fairly standard, AGP for graphics cards, PCI for internal network cards etc and SDRAM for memory (they really pioneered in the USB and Firewire). So you can get most of what you need at the local computer store.
- Same is true for peripherals, it doesn't take 5 minutes to research whether the printer you're considering is mac compatible anyway.
My biggest problem with Mac is the cost of ownership, The machines are relatively expensive and the software is too (I suppose that's true for Windows as well)
Wish there were mac persons around in the forum so that they could defend their platform, they're probably busy creating incredibly expensive artwork on their macs as we speak.