apple has released an online video about why macs are better for science and research. they interview a number of scientists who also report that not only are macs the better platform, but the tco (total cost of ownership) of macs is cheaper. from apple:
"An industrial-strength, UNIX-based operating system. The power and precision of 64-bit computing. Seamless integration of hardware and software. The Apple platform has never been better for science — giving you the performance, ease of use and interoperability you need to accelerate your research and make your next discovery."
this is yet another reason to buy a mac. you can view the macs for science video now.