I would be a first time Mac buyer. I am thinking of getting a 15 inch MacBook Pro. I need a big screen for my IDE's and stuff. So, I would probably end up buying an LCD TV which is HD compatible to use as a monitor. I don't know how compatible Mac's are with these TV's or if this is even an issue or not. And how well does that Mac play with other hardware. For example, off the shelf external hard drives. What choices do I have and how easy are drivers to come by etc. I am primarily a Linux and Windows user. So, I have some hardware which I would like to reuse if possible e.g. an external hard drive, a USB ethernet card, a TV tuner card etc. I know it depends on what drivers are available but how easy or hard is to get them. And does anyone know how good is the ATI 1600 graphics card that comes with the Macbook Pro. How does it compare with the 128 MB card etc.