Re: Ready to dump Windows, is Mac or Linux better for me?
I guess I'll be the first one to provide the 'value for money' argument from Apple's side. Microsoft does have Office for the Mac where Linux' options are somewhat more limited. Photoshop is also available, along with what I personally use, Pixelmator. The Apple platform is more or less the standard among image editors. I think you'll find the combination of Apple's physical location support and phone support preferable in learning the new system. It also wont depreciate as much so in 3-5 years you'll be in a better situation when you go to buy a new machine again.
If you're not a gamer then the Mac Mini might definitely be worth looking at. Hope this helps. -- Fairy Blessings, Stefanie