This whole issue about the overheating and constant fan on/off (mooing) has me reconsidering going MAC. I would love to move to OSX as I work with Unix/Linux daily at work and would like having a shell environment (cygwin just isn't the same). Also, I do alot of recording/production/dj type work on the side, and all the apps I use have versions made for them for Mac. I really don't want a laptop that I can't set on my lap though. Or one that has an annoying noise coming out of it every few seconds. I recently left IBM and had to give back my Thinkpad and right now for me its either Macbook Pro or Thinkpad. Thinkpads are awesome laptops and if they made OSX run natively on any Intel based machine, I'd get one hands down, but they don't so I'm stuck with this choice of stay windows and have a stable noise/heat-free laptop and hope that Apple releases OSX to the world, or get a Macbook Pro, live in a properly mixed unix/gui environment and get a third degree burn on my calves.. what to do what to do.. Any word on a fix for the overheating issue? does removing that plastic cover from the vent get rid of it entirely or are they still hot after that? Any firmware/osx fix on getting the fan to either stay off or stay on so its not constantly going up/down?