I started on the Macintosh computer because of the software. I guess a lot people get the Mac for the exquisitely designed hardware. That wasn’t the case for me.
It was a Macworld demonstration by Steve jobs of the Leopard OS X that did it. The giant leap that was Leopard made me long for a WIN-to-Mac conversion.
The Macintosh platform of the time had industry-standard applications at the core.
The basic OS came with a calendar, mail and contacts suite, and the iLife suite for photos and movies and stuff. You could add the cheap iWork suite, with the brilliant Keynote app for a bargain price, and then you were all set.
And all these great core applications were made by Apple.
At the time, I would have said that Apple did some of the best software on the Macintosh. I think, this has changed.