Today, my employer purchased me a new computer: a brand new Apple MacBook Pro 17″, 2.6Ghz. This marks a bunch of interesting events:
1) This is the first time in 10 years that I’ve had an employer supplied computer. I’ve pretty much always used a computer that I’ve purchased myself.
2) This also ends my string of Dell’s. I’ve had 5 Dells in those 10 years. I started with the Inspiron 5000, then the 8000, then the 8200, then the XPS Gen 2, and finally the XPS M1710. During that time, I also setup several Dell’s for family members. (mostly 6×00 series Inspirons)
3) During that 10 years, I’ve also pretty much only used Linux on my computers (and prior to that, it was OS/2 primarily). Thus, folks keep asking me if I’ll wipe out OSX and install Linux on it. Well, I don’t know yet. I’m going to give OSX a chance for a few weeks. Check back later.