Lets open this can of worms. I’ve seen on a post, that when a user running PC/Windows gets an error, some comments is simply Buy a Mac to fix. Honestly - I’ve been running PC for most of my production life, and also ran a Mac for about 3 years. I’ve studied computer systems engineering so I might have an valid opinion - Use it don’t use it.
For years Apple had the marketing strategy that only Apple Mac can do graphic design and video production and PC is bad. There was one small reason for this (in the beginning) and that was that Apple had the ability to Calibrate the monitors, and PC did not - I’m talking years ago. So this stigma ran rampant. Obviously PC caught up quickly but could never convert the Apple fanboys.
Apple is basically running a Unix OS, with OSX GUI on top. One thing the do very well is, to match hardware - Foxconn is the company building the Mac (Don’t know if it changed) but last I remembered. In the PC world, Foxconn will never be me first choice motherboard. It is just not good enough, but Apple, because of their testing etc, they matched all the hardware perfectly. And that is why it works so good. They took the guess work out for the consumer - Which can be a good thing for a lot of consumers. Get on with the work, and stop worrying about the “mechanics” .
PC world this is definitely different - You need to know what is going on underneath - Because I decide how you expand, what hardware you add, what features you need.
Simply put - If you use the dedication to build a PC, with decent hardware and compatibility, you will most definitely have a stable computer, stronger and cheaper than a Apple Mac. No doubt.
You thing that does bother me - Is it feels the same strategy apple used regarding the graphic design, is no creeping in, in the Audio Production World. That only apple can do “music”… One place where is see this is at Universal Audio. For a long time their Apollo interfaces was only available for Thunderbolt. I do understand the reason behind this - Bandwidth. But USB3 changed all that and Apollo was made available for windows. One thing to not is, Thunderbolt is not Apple technology. It is Intel Technology that is available on every modern Windows PC. The PC world just never cared to implement it, simply because of the USB. USB is backwards compatible. A usb 1 device will work on any USB 3 port. It will always work. And that was the reason for not going to Thunderbolt. PC decide to wait for the bandwidth of USB to catch up to that of Thunderbolt. No that the technology is on-par, the PC world is still kept behind. No Luma (Universal Audio) for windows? Why? I promise you in the world of Music Production there are a lot more Windows pc than Apple Mac, but marketing drives consumers to believe their Investment in Apple is worth it and protected.
If you use PC or Apple it doesn’t matter. We will never bash a user for using a SM58 to track vocals instead of a U87 since we understand the art. But to just say apple is better and you have no idea what is inside is just naïve. Upgrade your PC CPU to the same spec - Upgrade the drive to the same NVME drive. Same Ram . Same bus speeds etc. etc. Quality components. And your PC experience might just be mind blowing…