... I'm bordering on breaking the laws of this forum as this could be a religious topic to some. I ordered a Macbook. I've never owned an Apple product in my life, however I have flirted with the idea of a Mac in the past. However these days I'm much more enamored by the direction that MS is taking Windows, and I like the ethos/devices. BUT: I do some basic coding, and work in an environment where I'm trying to bridge the gap between bioinformaticians who work in a generally linux world, use macs and avoid windows if at all possible, and lab scientists who have PC's no admin access and sometimes no interest in learning command line or running scripts without pretty GUI. So I'm learning about building scripts in python and building GUI interfaces to make them easy to use on Windows. So. I thought I'd step the other side of the fence, see what all the fuss is about Mac OS and perhaps help my professional development at the same time. This does NOT mean I'm replacing the Surface, the Macbook I've ordered is an old one, a 2009 unibody but a reasonable spec that can run the latest Mac OS. I'm sure I'll miss having the nice high res touch screen etc, the point is to get a feel for Mac OS, perhaps try it for coding/ unix commandline stuff and basically see what I think of it. Watch this space as I try to get to grips with Mac OSX..... where everythign is back to front and upside down. Shame that the Macbook won't be delivered until the new year most likely. I'd have liked to have played with it over Christmas!