The price of being a Mac user

Michael opines on the increased software value of an iWork-loaded Mac Mini, when compared to purchasing iLife ’05, iWork, and an OS upgrade separately.
ATPM founder Danny Novo has a similar analysis, including .Mac. The Mac Mini looks better and better when you factor in all four of these software prices. Maybe a Mac Mini will be in the phisch bowl’s future, later this year, after Tiger is released and iWork comes loaded. Maybe around the time my own .Mac registration is due for renewal. However, I don’t think I’ll wait too long to purchase iLife ’05, as I’ve decided to begin using iPhoto for my digital photo management needs, and I’d like to do so starting with the new version.