So I was finaly gona do it after I finally have saved up enough spare income to get myself an ibook and now I'm not so sure if I will because of the upcoming switch to intel. I'm concerned that if I buy something now i will get stuck with something that is useless later on. If I'm buying a laptop it has to last me at least 3-4 years for one reason i will have other things that I have to spend money and probably will not be able to by anouther laptop untill then. Now I know apple is implamenting universal binaries but I havent goten any clear info as to rather os x and software that is later designed for intel cpus if i will still run on ppc or not and if so what kind of performance hit are we talking about. I can live with a bit of a slow down just not something thats insanely slow. Mayby an example of that i can think of would be trying to run win xp on an old pentium 2 64mb machine that is just plain hell lol. My primary concern is eather the new software wont work on the older proc or it will be indeed extremly slow/laggy. The other concern i have is what is going to hapen to all those open source apps. I'm a big fan and user of them. Mainly firefox, thunderbird & gaim. Once intel cpus are in the market are we going to see most if not all of the developers stop porting their apps to the ppc and instead just focus on intel? I cant realy wait for a laptop that long as I need for next semester of college which starts up January 23th. I have heard a new ibook might be a widescreen version with the posibly the intel cpu in it and it will be $200 cheaper then the current ppc ibooks. If apple had it out in january and I could get it shipped to me before then then its posible i could wait for it. Athought it might not be a good idea to get the first of the new ibooks because of apples history with revison a products I'm thinking there shouldnt be any issues in terms of hardware bugs. Most likely if there are some issues it will be software related and hopefully they will fix them with updates to OS X and the individual software packages themselves.