Today was my first day onsite at LinkedIn in Mountain View, California. I'm very impressed by two things so far: they gave me a new MacBook Pro and Sushi is on tap for lunch tomorrow. Of course, there's a lot more impressive things going on there, but the new MacBook was today's highlight. The strange thing is I don't need one - I just got a new 17" a few months ago. Nevertheless, I received and configured a new 15" today. It's not the machine that impresses me, but the company's willingness to buy the best machines for its developers.
I was introduced to almost the entire company this morning, and I only saw one Windows machine in a sea of Macs. My favorite quote? "If the MacBook Pro isn't fast enough for you, we can see about getting you a Mac Pro." I like a company that knows what developers like and doesn't have a problem treating them well.
The last time I received a new computer as part of a contract or full-time position? I believe that was way back in 2002. Working at LinkedIn seems like a developer's paradise. Does your company provide new MacBook Pros and Cinema Displays to its developers?