in reply to Perl on a Macintosh

I assume you're getting one of the new Intel-based Macs? Even if Mac OS itself gave you problems, the latest version of OS X comes with Boot Camp, which makes it extremely easy to partition and boot in Windows (or with a little more patience, a Unix clone, if you're not satisfied with the one at the base of Mac OS). Just install your favorite operating system and you're good to go :)

I so want one, but I'll have to stifle my greed until one of my current computers dies.