When the Intel MacBook Pro came out, I took the plunge. Mac OS X is now my desktop OS of choice.

The combination of a real UNIX with a real, useable desktop and the ability to get serious commercial applications including Office, Photoshop, etc is unbeatable. I built this website on my Mac using RapidWeaver, iPhoto, and other Mac tools.

I presently have a MacBook Pro 15" (original Core Duo model) as my laptop for use on trips:


I use an Intel Mac Mini as my desktop, for both work and personal use, and my wife uses one as well:


She's an avid photographer though and moving to digital photography, so I expect at some point I'll upgrade her, perhaps to an iMac (probably 20"). Originally I started her with a PowerPC mini, which I've since hooked up to the TV in the living room, for AppleTV-ish use.

Incidentally I built my website on my Mac, using the very nice (and inexpensive!) RapidWeaver program from RealMac Software, plus the Collage plugin from YourHead Software. The theme is my own modification of the included Aqualicious theme that I call The Life Aqua WIth Steve Jobs (I actually haven't seen the movie yet, but I've enjoyed some of Wes Anderson's other work).

Also, if you're not a Mac person, I should probably explain that the title "tyLife '08" is a play on Apple's iLife '08 suite, which contains consumer-oriented, more creative/fun-oriented non-productivity applications like iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand, and iWeb.