Hello everybody! Recently I started working at my college and with the dawn of the school year I am obligated to purchase a laptop. I will be spending 14 hrs at school each day with some time between classes to do my homework/project/papers...etc. My budget is flexible, but I would like not to exceed $1500. I have narrowed my dilema down to a 12" ibook and 12" powerbook. The laptop will be used for the usual office apps as well as for programming (C++ and Mathematica), and an occassional game or two. Mind you that I would very much purchase a G5 tower when curcumstances permit; for heavier apps/gaming. first question: did any of you try to install mac os 9 and boot from it? Can it be done? (I assumed that the ibook would have an easier time with this) second question: when where the current ibooks/powerbooks introduced and when should I expect new revisions? third question: I have heard a awful lot about the next line of the powerbooks to be G5's, if this is the case woud it effect the resale value of the current line up significantly? just one more: Is it just me or is the LCD brighter and crisper on the 14" ibook? side note: I really do not need a superdrive, I have one in my emac. I will purchase any additional ram from crucial.