The Borg has been going around making noise about the so-called “Apple tax” — ie the premium you pay for using a Mac instead of a Windows PC. Mac fanboys dispute the notion. My sense as a user is that there may indeed be an “Apple tax,” but who cares? My Macs and other Apple products may cost a little more but the difference is small enough that I don’t really notice it and certainly don’t mind it. I like OS X. I like using Macs. I’m glad to pay a little extra for that. I’m not sure Microsoft wins any arguments by pointing out that Macs cost more. If anything it only points out how much people aren’t liking Vista — they’re willing to pay a “tax” to get away from it.