As title says, I'm starting uni very soon and we need to buy a laptop. I want to buy the powerbook so I asked the lecturer if this would be suitible. He said he used to be a big mac user but warned me amongst other things that: "Our software deal with Microsoft and IBM gets free software mostly for LINUX and Windows. I have never checked the Mac, so I am not sure if tools like websphere, DB2 etc are OK with the Mac." so does anyone know if IBM software like DB2 and webspere are available for the mac, or if there are ppc linux versions? I know that there are versions for IBM's ppc servers but I'm not sure if they would run on mac os x or a mac with linuc installed. thanks for any help.