An Apple doesn’t fall too far…

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So, I have a confession – I’ve been a Linux/Unix/Windows dev for the bulk of my career. However, I’m seeing more and more webdev tools that just don’t play nicely on Windows (even the latest 64-bit offerings) which is an incredible issue when, well, I spend 40+ hours a week doing webdev work.

My last Apple was a ][e waaaaaaay back in the day (and actually was not my first computer – check out the venerable TI-99/4A). This will make only my second Apple desktop I’ve ever worked on, and am retiring the trusty Win7 box this coming weekend.

Why the Mini and not an iMac or MacBook? Quite simply, I have several perfectly good USB-based peripherals that work with OSX as well as two very nice 23″ HD displays I don’t want to give up. I also like the option to easily upgrade the system using off-the-shelf components like memory and drives. And the quad-core i7 is not a slouch by any means…

Nope, not joining the Cult of Jobs, but realizing that the best tool for the job these days is a Mac running OSX.  🙂