I have been a pc user since high school. (That's over 20 years ago! ). I'm also a female pc repair tech who fixes pcs. I also have been building my own pcs for years. I just happened to be at a school this morning. I noticed two empty iMac 17" widescreen boxes. I opened them to see if there were any manuals. I asked someone where these machines were. I went to the room and played around with one of the 17" widescreen iMacs. I must admit I'm impressed. I didn't think the speakers would sound so loud and awesome! So, on my lunch break I went my Micro Center and checked out the mac dept. I might finally break down and get a 1gz G4 during Georgia's tax free day for computers at the end of July or near the 1st of August. I also noticed that JandR has the same system for $1144. As much as I love building my own pcs, I really am envious about the OSX gui, iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto, etc. I would really love to buy a 1gz G4 with Panther installed. This way I won't have to pay $129 or so to upgrade. What I would really love to do is install an eMac in a pc case but I don't know if that would be worth it. If I do get the 1gz G4, I'll purchase a Pioneer DVD-R and install it. Question: (If I purchase the 1gz G4 without a Pioneer DVD-R and I install the drive myself, will iDVD automatically work? Basically, will I have to purchase iLife if I install the Pioneer DVD-R at a later date so I can get iDVD? Also $1144 is the right price for me. I see myself as a powermac user since I can build my own pcs. I'm not saying anything is wrong with the eMac or iMac.