I thought to take advantage of the variety of experiences by the forum users to make a tough decision:
Until now I'm working on an old Compaq Presario 700 notebook with AMD Duron 896 MHz, 256 MB RAM and 14" display bearing the usual XP instability.
So it's time to change for a Core 2 Duo, 2.0 MHz, 1 MB RAM and 17" display.
I'm pondering to change for an iMac and to get rid once for all of Microsoft known unending issues. But this means to double my inversion (not to speak of to buy a new version of ArtRage which, no doubt, worths it).
Other possibility is to get a PC with some Linux distribution. But then, I'm not a technical savvy and I wonder if I'll be able to keep working with my usual stuff (mainly, AR and Painter) and what Linux distribution to choose.
Does anybody has a comparative experience to share with me? I thank you in advance for any help.