This is why most of you should be open to other technologies. Your PC, can run various OS'es either via a virtual machine or just rebuilding it to a different OS, or making a partition and throwing the OS on there. But none of those will run OSX correctly and as clean as a Mac. Now with my iMac I have 2 computers for your one. I can run OSX and also run Windows or Linux or any OS at the same time. I use parallels which runs right with the OSX interface. I can also use boot camp which would give me the partition to load either Windows 7 or 8. Running it in my virtual machine or via boot camp shows no speed slowdown. I have 32 gig of ram in my IMac so I have plenty to throw at VM's or use the whole 32 gig if I decide to use Boot Camp instead. I like Windows, my main certification trek (MCSE) is Windows, but you have to be open to new or existing technology. At work I use a mixture of Windows, Linux and a little OSX. Every OS has it's weak points and strong points, no one is better than the other. With the 3 Linux flavors I use I do not install a GUI, I use all command line. Most people would say that sucks (no gui), but it runs better and I can administrator it better that way. Musicman, the average person doesn't need to be able to run 2, 3 or 4 operating systems at the same time. The average person doesn't need to do anything via command line. The average person just needs to be able to get online to do various stuff you can do online as well as manage photos, video, music or at most, run just a few applications at the same time.
So a PC and a MAC are both suited to do that, except the MAC cost mucho dollars compared to a Windows PC. I just got one for under $300. This discussion was about price comparison right?
Also, you seem to be contradicting yourself when you said MAC OS will not run on a PC very good. You said this regarding how versatile MAC's are:
You must just zone out when Apple news comes along. For years now MAC's have used Intel Processors. You can build what they call a hackintosh. A computer running MACOS using stock parts. viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2227&start=12
Then you said this:
Your PC, can run various OS'es either via a virtual machine or just rebuilding it to a different OS, or making a partition and throwing the OS on there. But none of those will run OSX correctly and as clean as a Mac. So you can build a PC using stock parts, and you can build a MAC using stock parts. Seems the only difference is the OS. I searched “mac os running on pc” and 40 million results, most at the top are tutorials on how to do it. I bet because people want to say they have a MAC but without the cost.
I am sure little known to the average consumer, I can also install Windows Server without a GUI. You boot up windows and you get a dos prompt that is it. Before you say something sucks and this is better than that you should use and be used to the technology. I use all favors of Windows from Windows 2000 Pro up to Windows 2012 server. I am certified and run OSX Lion and Mountain Lion and I run and administrator several flavors of Linux. I think I am qualified to make that decision. See there, you are out of touch with the “Average Consumer”. The average consumer doesn't care to know, or need to know how to install Windows Server, let alone do it without a GUI. Of course it's little known to the average consumer. What do you see the average consumer doing? Chatting online, facebooking, gaming, emailing friends, all in the middle of running 3 operating systems, installing and updating server OS's and performing various stuff using command line? LOL
Unless you meant that literally, then I guess your probably right, the average consumer has no idea you know how to install Windows Server without a GUI.
The bottom line is that PC's get the job done and at a lower cost than MAC's. The average consumer doesn't care to learn how to get online using different operating systems.