If you are please read on: A little over one year ago I decided to get a new pc (generic term as I intended to go Apple from the start.) I had just done a slide show with music for two weddings pro bono and had requests to do a couple more with the promise of compensation. Knowing my Acer with 98 wouldn't hold out long under that kind of constant stress and the time it took to finish prompted my decision. A friend let me test drive his Mac and I loved it. When I compared what I needed (some video editing) on a PC (Ms) with what I needed on a Mac the cost was comparable- the Mac was still higher but comparable nonetheless. I actually had my order ready to finalize when I had the idea that I should do more research rather than go on the good "feel" I had from the Mac. So I talked to some friends who are techs (I am not) and told them I really wanted an Apple and asked them what they thought. Had I told them I had just joined the PLO I would have received a better response. "Apples are just toys, you can't do as much with them, they are going out of business, you can't get any software for them," as well as the other witty rejoinders they teach ms techs to say. I caved, this was a tool for me and I make that a rule about my computers. If I want to play games I buy a Playstation. Anyways I went with a four letter word for a pc. I was able to make one more slide show however I couldn't do as many as I wanted since my pc and XP brought with them another full time job trying to keep them up and running. When you are purchasing, **** and MS walk hand in hand as lovers. As soon as you have problems **** treats MS as the Palestinians treat Israeli settlers in the Gaza Strip. Both companies Tech support workers would be deemed too rude to work toll booths in New Jersey. Anyways this week I ordered my iMac g5 after extensive research that included reading posts on this forum and calling Apple with no customer # and asking questions about imagined problems an my imaginary Apple. Amazingly Apple's phone people act as if they ACTUALLY appreciate their customer's and care about the quality and usability of their product. This is my experience with my "more usable," and "economical" Windows PC, I thought I would share since this forum has helped me.