The entire discussion regarding which OS has the easier job, that's a no brainer, Apple keeps tight control over the hardware and software to keep it simple, they keep ALL of their products simple so that the "Sheepole" can use them. There are some pros with this approach (fragmentation of Android comes to mind) but for the most part I like some control over my device, Apple simply tells you what is right for you. It has to be exponentially easier to deal with the Mac OS than Windows, as I stated before Apple worries about maybe 4 motherboards, let's say 20, how many motherboards does Windows have to worry about supporting? True, a lot of them are using the same chipsets and the like, but still they all add their own idiosyncrasies to the mix. I won't regurgitate what I already said, but the simple fact that the Windows OS is every bit (pun) as stable if not more so than Mac OS says a lot about how much smarter the engineers are at MS than at Apple. It takes me about 5 minutes to change a hard drive in one of my computers and white gloves and about 1.5 hours to change one in an IMac, yet Jonathan Ive is considered a design genius :-( form over function is idiotic when both phenomenal ergonomics and aesthetics can be equally achieved and live in perfect harmony.