Harry - 1:39 pm on Apr 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
CuteFTP is crap. It always messes up the chmod and you can't remove old ftp accounts. The Mac for Webmaster stuff is not the best tool. When I want to be really productive, I bring my PC (I'm forced to use a Mac by my employer).
It's not true that the Mac has better graphics. All of this cult about the Mac being supremo for multimedia is just empty PR from Apple and Mac apologists. Adobe programs are buggy as hell and miss many of the features.
When I was hired, we had our Web site server on a Mac. Within a month I got frustrated with the limited capabilities and the problems with enforcing security and proper taxonomy for Web development - people can get away with putting blank spaces in files names on a Mac-hosted Web site. I had to move everything to Linux/Apache and never looked back.
For Web Dev, there's just not enough powerful tools on the Mac and I gotta rely on my PC all the time to get the job done.
I have a dual something with huge terrabytes drives. It's warm enough to warm up my office without heat in the winter. But all that hardware is crap next to my good ole laptop PC.
If you do Web dev, multimedia authoring and even graphics, just stick to a PC. It will be less painful, cheaper and you'll be more productive.