Also note that Mac OS X is inherently more secure than even Windows 7. Far less worry about viruses and malware, and rock-solid unix underpinnings.
Windows has certainly improved since the XP days, but it's still a bit of a trainwreck when it comes to security.
PC's can make a great movie.
Mac's impress clients. When most clients come in and see two large monitors hooked to a Mac Pro, therr's usually a lot of "whoaaa" with a little jaw-dropping. Makes people feel like they're getting way more than they pay for.
But you, on your own personal projects, use whatever you want. Just make sure it has lots of fast harddrive space.
OP. man, you re just dropping money on gear haha making me feel bad to spend all my budget on food for my crew, and not on my gear
agreed. Keep the web off of it. Slows everything down, doesnt matter what firewall you got insitalled on it. plus doesnt distract you.
Awe, so I can't even use internet? That's the only thing I want on it besides my movie making programs.
You have one computer for your creative work and one computer for everything else. The 'net is what makes a computer vulnerable to outside assaults, so you isolate your work computer from the web.
This debate will never end, I really hate it when the question comes up.
Pick what you like or are familiar with, or take the plunge and choose the other. Really, you'll be fine.