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Obviously this article was written some time ago, so I just wanted to add that the Mac today is very different from the days of yore. With it's Unix underpinnings and completely revamped GUI it's about one of the most stable machines you can get. Also Apple is now embracing standards (imagine that). The Slashdot crowd is writing about it, PC users are writing about (you can find lot's of current Apple Mac articles here). The iPods and Powerbooks are fantastic. Definitely worth a second look if the last time you used a Mac was 7 years ago :).