I finally decided to go for it and bought a new 12 inch Powerbook when the bookstore at the university where I work (UC Santa Cruz) started a new promotion that I couldn't pass up. If you bought a 12" with applecare (combo dive only) you got a free 10GB iPod. The interesting thing was the iPod came taped to the (brown)box for the PB. The applecare box was also taped to the PB box. This was done at the factory. Now I'm a switched (adder, whatever) and don't know how new machines usually come, so don't know what, if anything, this says about the apple suply chain. But it seemed odd to me. I have a few quick questions. -how well does isych work for synching two macs? And does the .mac free-trial allow you to do this? I have alot of files to move over from my machine at work, and don't know the best way to do it. Is there any software that would make this easier? -How can I get my keychain information over? Can I just transfer the app? -Should I start the applecare plan now, or wait until I need it? Yay! I am so stoked! Must play more!