I have finally gone over to the other side, something I never thought would happen. Yesterday I went and bought an Apple Mac, more precisely a MacBook Pro MB990 for a well discounted, but still fairly obscene price. Just for familiarity, and to irk the purists, the first thing I did was install XP under BootCamp, and then added VMWare Fusion into the mix as well so I can still get at a Windows OS if I need it.
So far I’m very impressed, the build quality is superb, and I’m slowly getting accustomed to the different OS. It helps that I’m using most of the same software, Firefox, Open Office, and mutt over SSH for email.
I’ve already ordered a memory upgrade to 4GB, and fiddled with Time Machine to get it to back up to my Windows server. The only issue I’ve found so far is that if you boot with a 64-bit kernel, you can’t tether to an iPhone via USB, but that’s something I can live with.