Mac or Windows
I have been in the industry for many years and support both the Mac and Windows platforms.
We need both ecosystems to generate innovation and competition. For those who are Mac or Windows supporting clients stick with it, for this keeps the balance in check.
For the undecided:
Here is my personal views.
Do you want a closed shop, which is Apple Mac
PROS: Easier to choose Hardware, talks to its own MAC device – Mac OS, MacPro, Macbook, ipad, iphone, ipod, appleTV, and other accessories, MAC dedicated outlets. More compatibility only in its own MAC ecosystem.
CONS: Less hardware to choose, less software, less users, more expensive,
less compatibility outside its own MAC ecosystem, less outlets to buy and less repairers.
Difficult to communicate with devices outside its own Mac eco system.
Use the above PROS and CONS in reverse for Windows Platform.
My humble advice is talk to your Mac and Windows friends and get them to show you how it physical works and what they like about their devices, their cost, their support. compatibility with TV’s, USB, see which of the two platforms will be compatible with your existing devices and family devices.
At some stage you may have a family or close friend who wants to share videos or photos with you, this is where choosing the right platform comes to play. Do you have a family member or friend that can help you out with the same platform.
Both platforms have good and bad aspects, choose the platform that makes life a little easier for you.