I'm in the recruiting process at a locally-headquartered consulting firm. If it happens, it'll be a huge improvement from the consulting group I'm currently with. I'll be salaried, have training opportunities, solid benefits, and, joy of joys, the opportunity to have a laptop purchased for me that I get to keep.
I currently own an iBook (dual USB "icebook") that's been pretty badly beat-on...it was going to be my last Mac if OS X had sucked badly. (It had enough potential where I decided to continue with it.) And I've lusted after a titanium Powerbook for so long, that I've decided that that's what I'll campaign for, should I get it.
As usual, I'll need to make arguments as to why I should have a Mac. The place is big on (but not even remotely limited to)
.NET. So here's my two arguments I know I have working in my favor:
- Testing on a Mac is often required by the client. This will enable me to do so.
- I will be able to run .NET frameworks under Virtual PC with WinXP Pro installed.
- I will be able to develop with PHP, MySQL, Ruby, etc., etc., etc. thanks to the BSD kernel on the Mac.
Any other ideas?