Well I've been reading the forums for the past few days and finally decided to join. I turned 17 yesterday, and I figured I would ask my dad for a white macbook 2.0, he agreed to but depending on the cost. His shop is right next to an Apple Store. I've just completed my junior year in high school, would I be eligable for the student discount? If not my sister recently recieved her MBA from Johns Hopkins and my cousin is in college and I could possibly use their potential discounts. Using the student discount store on apple.com I've priced my macbook to be $1607. $1199 base price + $90 1 GB Ram + $135 100 GB HDD + $183 Apple CAre. Should I do this or should I buy the base with Apple CAre and do the improvements myself? I currently use Windows XP Media Center on my Dell and there are very few applications I'm worried about, does anybody know why Media Center doesn't work with Boot Camp? Should I use Boot Camp or Parrallels? I think I like Boot Camp more. On XP I use AIM, Webbrowsing/Email and Connectivity with my Nokia N70 (bluetooth) MS Word and Powerpoint Alot, I also have a few TV episodes that I've recorded, is there anyway I can cut out the commercials and convert it so it would work with a powerbook? Should I buy a new Windows XP Pro or Home SP2 Disk? or should I get Office 2004 for MAc? Instead of only having it on the windows partion? sorry for all the questions thanks for all the help!