After going down to the city centre to find that all the shops have closed, I was devastated. I spent the previous few days reading all about OS X and about people's experience switching, and decided I really want it. Even though its going to make me very very broke and I had to refund my MCAD tests to squeeze out more money. I had to take the chance and go to a bigger shopping centre that was very out of the way. Turns out, Apple had stopped shipping for 3 weeks and the only laptops they had were the 14" ibook with superdrive and the 17" powerbook. I was deciding between a 14" ibook and a 15" PB. The salesman told me that I could expect new stock in about 3 weeks. My goodness! How can I stand the wait. After some sulking and attempt to melt my boyfriend's heart to buy the ibook with the superdrive which is 140pounds more expensive than the one I wanted to get, I finally managed to leave the shop with an ibook right before the whole place shut down. Now ...the ibook When I opened the box I totally did not regret getting the ibook over the PB as I love the white theme! Most of my clothes are baby pink or white so it kinda shows. I've never used a Mac before. Everytime I see a person in my CS department using one, I'd think to myself "Wow thats nice. Too bad I can't get it as its so expensive and everyone else is on Windows." All I could do was to pay money to install windowblinds and attempt to make my XP look like OS X. Now I finally found the courage to switch, to move away from the crowd and dare to be different. The whole OS is awesome, although I am still not used to how everything works. Even a simple thing like trying to install XCode I had to keep around in circles until I realize that the installation file is already in my computer. I am not familiar with how things are installed and you drag and drop the icon after which you eject whatever they put on your desktop. I admit that although I am a CS student, I have no idea what is going on. But really seriously everything is very easy, its just that I am not used to it. Like I do not know how to switch between open windows of a program. I think I need to go and read a manual of some sort. Never thought I'd have to do that but I better. The 256MB RAM is really pushing it. I am not even using any memory intensive program and the amount of memory left is only 3mb?? I will like to get a USB mouse for my ibook. Any recommendations? I'm really leaning towards the apple one, but it only has one button. I am just not used to not having a back button, a right click button and a wheel. I will like to upgrade my RAM as well. But from what I understand the ibook can only accomodate one RAM? So if I want to upgrade to 512MB, instead of buying another 256MB to add on, I need to buy a 512MB and throw the 256MB away? Please correct me if I am wrong and help me save money. As I am really really broke. So happy that I switched. I still have my PC now (going to sell it when the term starts. Hopefully some idiot will buy it.) but after copying my music over, I don't know what else to do with it anymore. So I shut it down and attach its wireless keyboard and mouse to my ibook so I can use a mouse and not the trackpad.