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Funny Robgrauert, but I would go a step futher and suggest two Betamax Decks. 🙂
On a serious note. Rockstarrider: Both platforms are good. One of the major factors to consider isyour budget. About stability (viruses, etc) I tell people all time: If you get a PC for editing, keep it off the internet completely, never install anything except the software you need, it will be just as stable as any Mac.
About cost: You can build an extremely powerful editing PC (Intel Quad Core CPU, 4Gigs RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, 1Gig Video Card) for under 1 grand. A comparable Mac will cost you from 2 grand to 4 grand. If you have that kind of money to spend, then it’s really your subjective judgment as to which would be better for you. (Also, yes there are sufficient compatible programs, as most of the top editing softwaretitles are available for Macs)
It is also worth mentioning that many of the top feature films from companies like Pixar, Disney, etc. are edited on HP Workstations. That’s helpfull to remember in case any hard-core Mac-heads look contemptuously upon you if you use a PC. 🙂
Both platforms perform excellently, and ultimately the decision should be based on what you are comfortable with.
Hope this helps,