I've been using a Mac since 1990, but there's a distinct possibility that due to some work factors I will need to switch to full-time use of a Windows-based laptop. I will say at this point it doesn't seem likely that the dual-boot Intel Duo MacBook is a possibility...we're talking a cold turkey, complete changeover!
Has anyone made this kind of switch? What are benefits? What is the downside?
How difficult was the transition?
Last and probably most important, what would be the optimum specs for a Windows-based laptop (running XP Pro) so that I could run Finale 2006 and GPO with an average of 20 instruments? I need this info to talk to my non-music IT person about specs.
Thanks for any advice.