Is the Mac ready for the enterprise? Backers have come up with a number of reasons to say that it is. Chief among them are the inherent unstableness of Windows and the complexity of Linux, not to mention the fact that new online services are OS agnostic.
Still others argue that the Mac is simply superior to all comers by virtue of its expanded memory offerings and has a longer shelf life due to higher-quality design and workmanship.
Perhaps the one drawback to moving Wintel Macs into the enterprise was poor graphics performance, particularly when it came to 3-D rendering. But even that is likely to change now that Intel has introduced the GMA965 chip, which provides the advanced support of an integrated graphics engine as well as hardware-supported transform and lighting.
But don't expect the PC crowd to give up the enterprise without a fight. From overall cost to software and peripheral flexibility, there are still plenty of reasons to support Windows into the Vista future and beyond.