Yeah, I think everyone missed the point on this one. Bottom line:
* Microsoft are fascists who make sub-par products and then (attempt to) force everyone to use them. Bill Gates is neither a role-model entrepreneur nor a saintly philanthropist, he is a greedy, fascist plutocrat. Incidentally, he also sucks Satan's cock every minute of every day.
* Apple makes intelligent, well-engineered, and ridiculously overpriced products. They (usually) don't need to force anyone to use them - they just kinda mind-fuck you into doing it with clever ads and product placement. They are also fascists in that they produce hardware that is glued shut and tied to their own proprietary, closed-source software and content delivery systems. Furthermore, they make decisions and deals behind closed doors with other massive corporations and give you, the end-user, little or no input or choices when it comes to how that expensive piece of apple hardware you hold in your little hands can be used (legally). But what the hell right? It just works. If I had a nickel for every time an apple user said something like "but you know, the trains run on time" . . .
Which is why intelligent, virtuous people who care about freedom (rather than say, prefabbed style or trendiness *ahem* apple fans ahem) choose Linux. Nuff said.