First of all I don't think that issue needed any more wood for the fire but, in all honesty lets preface this comment with the statement that ?better? is a subjective term and so there might never be a definitive answer.
That being said I own a Powerbook G4 and I have gained some insight into why Mac users are so fond of their machines. If you can get over the initial price and get used to the OS what you?re left with is a nice piece of hardware. You can tell that its styling, fit, and finish, are all very refined.
Mac users will have you believe that the their machines never freeze but that is not true. In general I find the web browser and applications are slower to initialize than a PC and occasionally they do stall when the computer is pushed. Although my Powerbook has never technically crashed when programs stop responding it is tantamount to the same thing and warrants a manually restart via holding in the power button. These episodes though are relatively infrequent compared to systems failures I experience on my PC. Also the trade off in browser speed is balanced by the lack of constant pop ups. I like some of the innovations on the Mac like the convenient use of the two fingered scroll but my PC?s track pad also has a scroll bar and the ever handy second mouse button.
I think corporate identity plays some role in who ends up buying these computers for instance Apple and IBM/Lenovo share the high end market niche yet cater to different segments of that same slice of that market. Think Pads have always focused on the corporate business user while Macs have developed a reputation for being the computer of choice for graphics designers and people with similar needs.
Bottom line I think it is just a matter of preference. Apple computers definitely have a strong aesthetic sensibility to them. The Powerbook specifically has a sleek minimalist design and the under lit keyboard is very snazzy. I think this is a great part of the reason people are so attached to their Apples. They simply agree with its styling. Myself I also like the ample blue led lights on my HP notebook but I can appreciate the craftsmanship put into the Powerbook. You can really see that seems on the outer panels fit very tightly together and the shell itself is made out of high-grade materials. I do admit that many of my friends are Mac aficionados and they are all very smug about it. I like to use both platforms because they both have their strengths and weaknesses but that is not an option for most.
Here?s my answer to your question on why Mac people think Apples are better. They paid a lot for their computers because they liked the styling then ended up appreciating the simplicity and low maintenance of the OS. They remembered the problems they had with their PC?s since they are snobs projected that anger on people who buy PC?s by calling them poor and ignorant.
Snobs need to spend a lot of money on their computer to feel superior so they really only had three choices. Unfortunately IBM/Lenovos are too utilitarian and. Sony?s well they still run windows which only stupid poor people use. Apples on the other hand say, ?I am so much better than everyone else that I am intrinsically different.? Apple computers are better not because they make superior products but because the people who buy them are superior people.
Apple or PC???
this is a stra8 up question and I want a stra8 up answear as to why "Apple" is better even though the specs on a PC piss on an apples????