So, the other day, I had some time to kill at the mall, and I wandered into the Apple store. Walked up to a big G5 with the killer 30" display and downloaded Eclipse 3.1 ... well, within a couple of minutes I was pulling down HiveMind code from subversion and compiling and executing the tests.
Now, on the one hand, I had severe techno-lust. All that eye candy! Vast tracts of land on that giant screen. Candy shaped buttons. Going home in a way (I used to develop on NeXTSTEP). Realistically, I don't think I can afford the 30" display, but maybe the medium sized one and I probably need a pretty maxxed out G5 for the kind of stuff I want to be doing. I mean, right now I do all my development on a Pentium 4M 2ghz with 1 gig of ram and a 40GB drive, but I'm increasingly impatiant with my development environment ... but what I want is something that really screams for all the development I do! And I do want to do some video editting as well.
So, convince me ... I can build out a monster 'doze box and buy a big LCD, or I can go the Apple route. How much is the tax on all those pretty icons? What's the tarrif on the sleek design? And what's the future with the move to Intel looming?