Making my move
We have an iMac.
My new Dell is in the shop again, getting its THIRD new hard drive in as many months, thanks to the execrable Windows Vista. No more. When it comes back, I will insist that Vista be removed, and replaced by Windows XP, which worked perfectly well for 6 years in the old Dell. (If the computer crashes again after that, I guess I'll have to accept that the machine is just a dud.)
Meanwhile, I have begun the task of phasing out ALL our Windows computers, and replacing them with Macs. This iMac is the first, and we will learn how to use it (I'm typing this on it right now - it's not that hard.) Emma's computer will probably have to be replaced within the next 2 years - she gets a Mac next. Unfortunately, the Dell is new, but it is going into the basement, where with luck, only Dean and I will use it, and we'll be careful and hopefully it will last. It might be useful to have one Windows OS running, because so much software is designed to run on it, but I am looking forward to the day when this house is Microsoft-free.
So repeat after me: "I abjure Bill Gates and all his works."