Originally Posted by Larry Fine
I agree that its a good idead to have a desktop and a laptop, but you can easily connect and share between OS X and Windows XP. In fact I would suggest looking at an iBook instead of a powerbook, and use the extra money to purchase a desktop PC with XPPro. I find the remote desktop connection client for the Mac works very well. I think you could probably even connect to your desktop PC from anywhere on campus depending on the setup. This would give you the best of both worlds. You could use the iBook for notes, lectures, etc., and the desktop for storage, and gaming purposes and its easy to add more storage.
All fine, but I would rather have both computers be running the same software. I have a large collection of software that I run on my computer and like to have in hand, including Trillian, iTunes, Firefox, and Photoshop. Now, all but Trillian run on the mac, and there are plenty of comparable programs. Yet the problem is that my windows version of photoshop will not work on a mac, afaik, and it is an essential program for me, as well as my copies of inDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat Pro.