I am negotiating an offer. In this process I started considering crossing the lines from PC to MAC. I have been a pc guy all my life, but I am considering getting a mac for personal use as well as for my lab. I only own an ipad and iphone, but I understand that the MAC/ios are more intuitive, they wouldn't allow too many ram consuming background processes etc.
I would appreciate any thoughts regarding this intimidating transition. As with most Universities, the computer environment in this school is primarily windows/pc. What are your thoughts, in general and in particular regarding maintenance costs (version updates), stability problems (eprime, spss, endnote etc.)? A major factor would be the lifespan of macs, as in my experience pcs would give you around 4 years of decent performance. Obviously the price is a huge issue here, but other than that I would highly appreciate your thoughts!
Thanks a lot!