Ok, this is like my first brand new, up to date computer. See my siggy to see what kind of iBook I'm getting. Yes it's the 12" one. 1 - The Battery - Ok here's how I understand it, you plug it all in, charge up the battery to its fullest and then use it till it goes into deep sleep. There ya go, its been configured. But here's my question, how can I keep the maximum number of hours on it? Do I keep it plugged in, or whenever I can, use the battery, or do I just unplug it when I'm not using it (in sleep mode or off). 2 - Updates - My iBook will only come with 10.4 right? No 10.4.2. I just know it will. I'll keep updating everything, and repairing permissions right after. Good huh? 3 - AppleCare - How long, if I don't buy AppleCare with the iBook, do I have to purchase AppleCare? I need to know this considering I know about the logic board problems with the old old old G3's (the one I'm on). Screen issues, etc. I know these things happen, and any other company would say, too bad, shouldn't have bought our product. Apple, though, will help you out in any way they can. 4 - Care Products - I know with the Apple Cinema monitors (20", 23", 30") they give you a shammy pad type thingy that you can use to clean the screen. Is this included with the iBook? Also, how can I keep the cosmetic look of my iBook in good condition. 5 - CDROM Drive - Now I know it comes standard with CD-R/W Drive (and the 14" with DVD-R/W Drive), but do the slot loading drives have a thing where you can put a pin in to eject a cd or that like the tray drives? I'm just saying what if the drive failed to give you the CDROM (holding mouse button, F12 - on startup)? 6 - Extra installtion - Do I have to install iLife on my own, or is it pre-installed? I hope the latter. I'll post more if I have anymore. Thanks you guys. I'm so excited.