Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:41
Yep, I've seen a new political party here go all Mac, and the following week I have visited their place they were converted to PCs. Apparently the platform used to manage the party was much less expensive on PCs, which I find kind of hard to believe since it was a website. An ASP.NET website, but a website nonetheless. They could have had only one PC as a server, and their ASP website hosted there if they wanted to.
As for me, even though Apple products make me much more confident and happy in my work (thanks for the clean, lean and colorful OS with skeuomorphism where I don't feel like I'm on another planet when doing virtual work), I would NEVER convert a company from PCs to Macs if they had engineers internally. It's not made for mechanical, civil and electrical engineering right now, to be more particular. I'm an industrial, and in some projects I will use my Mac because it's just fine, but in other projects I do need to use the PC laptop they gave me.
As for general Work, Office 2011 is not quite there yet, and iWork '09 is a total joke. Bring on the '13 or '14 version at this point already.
When $15 Pixelmator 2.2 will be out will Layer Styles, it will probably make a bunch of people switch though (NOT engineers). At this point it's almost better to invest $500 more on a powerful computer than on an app with a slow PC.