I need your guys's help... I want to buy a new ibook but I have two questions that need to be resolved first... 1. I am told that the ibook automatically goes to sleep when you close the lid...the problem here is that I havea big CRT on my desk that I want to plug into the ibook and use that when I am at my desk and only use the crt when I'm away from my desk. Is there a software or firware patch that I can use so the ibook will stay awake if the lid is closed with a monitor plugged in? (important becauseI can type and view DVD's on the little screen, but not do graphics work) 2. I was also told that OSX uses the Altivec a lot for the graphics layer...I don't mind the perfomance hit on the ibook over the powerbook on things like encoding and rendering, but will I notice a substantial lag between the 600g3 and 550g4 on things like resizing and opening everday things (IE, WOrd, Excel) THanks for your advice...you guys rock!