Judging enterprise Mac OS adoption

The Mac OS has long been known as an operating system for graphic artists, creative folks and those who prefer to treat their personal computers as, well, personal. Widespread business use is almost unheard of. But lately there's been a lot of discussion that Here are four stories about people and companies whose positive thoughts about their Windows-based PCs may be waning.

Web Development firm switched to Macs just last month

Glenn Romanelli, owner of , a Web development firm l in Smithtown, NY, says that although there are still a few PCs around the office, they will eventually be weeded out. Making the transition, Romanelli says, was a "no brainer."

"Have software that will only run on a PC? No problem," recounts Romanelli. "There is software for the Mac called like an application on the Mac." Using , he says, you can install any Windows software you need and work just like you're on a PC. "Plus, there's no need to reboot to do this. As far as goes, there is free software available for download on the Mac called NeoOffice and it will open and save Word docs and Excel files the same way Microsoft Office does." (For more free Mac software, see .)

Even better: it saved the company money.

"Believe it or not, it was a cost issue. It was actually cheaper to buy iMacs than comparable PCs. A few years ago, this wasn't the case," Romanelli says.