After returning from the recent Machine Learning Summer School in Australia, my itching to become a Mac user has gotten even stronger*. For a start, there were many Mac Powerbook users at the Summer School (presenters and attendees alike). And, let’s face it, the Powerbooks are cool… 😉

Finally the top two reasons that had me pretty convinced:

  1. Mac Powerbooks/iBooks work straight out of the box (desktop software as well as server-oriented stuff) without needing much additional software or reading complicated manuals.
  2. I can continue to use many of my favourite Unix softwares under OS X.

*With the caveat that if the price is right of course.