I couldn't resist so I bought myself an early birthday - one of the new Mac Mini's. I love it and it's become my favorite machine. I have two computers, now: the mac and a Dell 2.4 ghz dual boot w/linux and windows.
Of course I wanted to install my favorite program, IDEA. So i downleaded the dmg file for mac os x. Boy is it a dog :( So, I figured what the heck, os x is a flavor of unix and I installed idea3235.tar.gz and it's seems at least twice as fast as idea3235.dmg. Weird.
Anyway, I'm going to the store tomorrow and load up the mini mac with a gig of ram, and then make some speed comparisons with my dell/linux system. If the mac is in the same ballpark, I think I'll use the mac as my primary development machine.
Regards to all,