If you bought your first Mac at some point during the last few years, what was it that drove you to make the switch?
The other day I added my thoughts to a piece written by Chris Seibold over on Apple Matters. Seibold suggested that Apple's success with the Mac platform is down to the company's shift to Intel CPUs, and he has data that shows strong correlation. I suggested that CPU brand wasn't a strong enough driving force and suggested that Boot Camp, an easy way to run Windows on Macs (technology made possible by the fact that Macs ran Intel processors), was the driving force.
But it seems that many of you don't agree with this at all. Putting aside the pointless ad hominem arguments and the obvious crazy tinfoil hat garbage, I'm curious to hear from folks who were previously using a different platform (be it Windows or Linux) and who switched to Mac at around the time that Apple switched to Intel processors (let's say from the end of 2006 onwards). I want to know one thing:
What made you give Mac a chance?
Was it price, advertising, because friends and family had one, halo effect from other Apple products ... let me know!
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