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I believe that Apple is indeed the class leader when it comes to video production in the low end and the high end. Premiere and vegas seem to fight out the middle. In the low end every apple computer has imovie and idvd standard and a firewire port. So every computer has a decent software package and all the hardware you need to make a great editing system. On the high end there is Final Cut which has become a break out leader in the mid range to high end. Also of course Avid is the market leader in the high end (which may not be the case for long as FCP is gaining ground and may has definitly blown them away in many markets) (also avid is available on PC and macs some software is PC only too) If you look at most pro job postings they ask for mac experience. In my experience at least. 3 out of the pro video houses and television stations i have worked for were mac houses. The place I work at now is PC based but all of my co workers have macs at home. PCs work very well though all this being said. Windows is a very capable OS and teamed with Avid or premiere it can make a great video editing system. With the latest developments with Apple switching to intel and being able to boot windows I would say it is a no brainer to go with a mac. Like the guy before me said though lots of hardware will make a great system mac or windows. If you plan on working in the pro market I would get a mac just so you can say that you have experience with it incase it ever comes up in an interview.