Hello everyone As soon as my exams are over I'm taking the plunge and buying my first Mac -- a PowerBook 12". I'm a computer science student so I'll mainly be using it for programming, surfing, etc. I'll still have my trusty P4 desktop system so the PowerBook will probably be used mostly in my sofa and in school. This means that I'm gonna get the 12" because of the portability it offers. At first I found it hard choosing between the 12" and the 15" because of the better screen that the latter has. I came to realize that portablility, battery life, and price are high on my priority list so the 12" seems like a better fit for me. I hope I'm making the right choice. Anyway, I've got a couple of questions for all you seasoned Mac users: When I first receive the PowerBook for how long should I charge the battery? I've heard many times that a battery performs better if the first charge is a long one. I've read on this forum that spots will appear where you rest your plams on a PowerBook. How long does it take for these spots to appear? And how should I clean it? Note that I'm living in Europe so I probably don't have access to all the specialized cleaning products that you can recommend. Should I get one of those sleeves when I purchase the machine? If yes, which one (remember my low price requirement). I'd like to be able to hook up the PowerBook to my dvi monitor (I assume that the mini-DVI to DVI adapter is included with the PowerBook). I just don't see how this is possible. First of all I'd need some sort of DVI switch to avoid having to crawl under my desk and yank the cable out of my PC. Second, What about keyboard and mouse? Maybe you should just disregard this question 'cause I don't think it's possible to solve this problem without making compromises that I don't want to make. I'm sure I have more questions. I just can't think of any right now.