I'm a long time PC user (Windows, Linux) considering moving over to Mac for most of my computing needs. There's no way I'm going for Windows and I don't want to waste time making Linux work with my hardware. Leaning towards Mac because it works out of the box. I am a student as well as a php+html/java developer. I'm not a gamer and don't need to run graphic-intense apps like photoshop or movie editing stuff. I require a laptop (I like to do some work while traveling, need computer in class, like to sit on the couch, etc.) which will last me a minimum of 3 years without having to be repaired every year. Is getting a 12" refurb. Powerbook a good idea, or should I risk getting a Macbook? Seems that MacBooks have a lot of problems with heat, fans, app nativity, melting power adapters, discoloration, whatever, especially since they're bleeding edge. Although not a fan of the latest and greatest, I'm not totally sure about the future with a powerbook g4. I'm looking for a new computer after my eMachines m-series died of multiple failures, and can't really wait a few months for a new revision of macbook.