I would have switched sooner but I was convinced I couldn't becuase the mac is not compatible with the software many law schools use to administer exams. I've checked on this and as of last semester this was still the case. The way this program works is once you open it, it restarts your system and disables all other running programs on your system with the obvious exception of Examsoft. For this reason, you cannot run an emulator to allow your Mac to run windows software ... that would be disabled in this example as well. I'm through with avoiding the Mac because of one useless software application. I'm sitting for the bar this July and it is a hand written exam. There are a few product testers for typing on a computer but for the majority of exam takers it is all by hand. For this reason, I've dropped the typed exams at school in favor of building up my hand writing endurance. In the process I am dumping my Widnows based laptop and its "eye candy" START menu. I'm not a full convert because my desktop is too good to give up. Well, it will be if Microsoft ever releases the op sys for a 64 bit processor (I know there is a beta release but it doesn't support enough drivers to make it worth the hassle ... and not to mention the fact that there are no programs written for this environment either). I've had one of these for quite some time and it absolutely flies ... but I can't utilize its full potential. So far I love my Mac! I wish I had purchased it sooner. It would have made law school a little bit more enjoyable. As for my desktop ... it has now been relegated to that of a very fancy hand built TIVO. Based on Steve Jobs dislike for the boob tube, I don't think we will be seeing a mac product anytime soon that will serve this purpose.