I hate Macs!
But it's a lot harder now because I bought one. 2011 MacBook Pro on Craigslist for $500, including Microsoft Office for Mac and other accessories. I am starting a computer science program next month and everyone I talked to said Macs are best for computer programming, including Web development and hosting virtual machines. So I got one.
Still trying to figure out basic things but I'm sure it will come to me.