Let's say this is some 8 year old desktop. Both major machines would be full of trouble at that age.
I use both Apple and PC (Windows, Linux mostly) and have no big troubles at all but I know when to call it in for repair and can handle minor issues like it won't print.
The move to Apple could not happen at a better time. Look at VMWare's offering that lets you run your old PC software. The Apple is not a locked into Apple software choice!
Beware that we have one last 64 megabyte laptop left that we use to demo our software on. People comment that our software still runs fast.
I am employed as a legal assistant for an attorney who is interested in purchasing a new computer. Currently we are working with a Dell and have had more problems with this in the last six months. He is interested in making a switch to Mac (I have heard a lot of good things from Mac users).
I know little about the specs and what they mean for computers but I know a little on how to get around on them. I am wondering if switching to Mac would be an easy transition or if it would cause more problems? One last thing -- what type of PC or Mac for using lots of memory, something that is fast and easy to work with.
Thanks for the help, I hope I got the idea across