Of note, RiskWise, a major player in risk management, uses more than 250 Apple Xserve servers to power their services — because they provide a cheaper total cost of ownership that Windows-based servers.
I switched from a Sony Vaio Windows XP laptop to one of Apple’s new 15-inch aluminum PowerBooks a few months back. Cost of ownership wasn’t the issue for me. A strong desire to stop wasting my time playing system administrator, fighting viruses, etc. were all prime motivations — along with the simple elegance of the PowerBook platform and Mac OS X. Color me very satisfied – and I don’t even own an iPod yet!