One of my big concerns before switching to Mac was that it was going to be sloooooow. Of course this is an unfair comparison, between:
- a 2GHz Pentium on a 2 year old Dell with 1 Gig of Memory and
- a brand new G5, 1.8 GHz x 2 (dual processor), with 2 Gigabytes of memory.
But you wouldn't believe the rumors and legends out there about Macs being slow, or the fact that you can't compare a Pentium MHz to a G5 MHz... I was worried: perhaps the Mac OS was slower or different; and anyway would it actually be able to take advantage of the dual CPU for day to day use?
The bottom line: it screams! Builds are fast, opening apps is fast, moving windows around is fast, Ripping CDs is really fast.
It's really fast!