Thanks for posting that, Eric. In it docjoe writes he started by running Artisan using Parallels and Windows 7, then he switched over to running it in a Mac native environment. I haven't run Parallels in a couple of years and perhaps it's improved. For those who don't know Parallels, it creates a virtual machine partition (I hope my terminology is right) in which you can install Windows or other non-Mac operating systems. I found Parallels problematic at times, especially when I would have trouble attaching external devices whose drivers would also have to run in its virtual machine partition. Installing Parallels and Windows on my Mac, even if it had sufficient disk space, would most likely be a very painful and time-consuming process. And with Windows it would feel like inviting a dog with fleas into a clean home. Apple is so much better at screening viruses behind the scenes and I expect that the Unix OS that's the basis for the Mac's OS has fewer holes to attack. Rather than do that I would monitor my roasts with my wife's Windows PC.
What I WOULD do for a good cup of coffee!