Hey all, I'm a college student - senior in graphic design. I'm also ex-co-sci, which has caused me to live primarily in Windows and Linux, unfortunately that means Vista.. which I have been beta testing and frankly, I think I'm done. Not that Vista is some great beast or anything, it's just bloated and slow and a far prettier and more convenient pile of the same problems, restrictions, and aggravations. (and never mind all the parts of Vista that need to talk to MS servers, not that I'm some evil person hiding plans for world domination, but I don't need 'the man' watching my every move... it's creepy.. ) Anyway, I digress and rant... My point is that the Mac lab at school is kinda slow (old iMac's) but I really enjoy OSX, and now with boot camp / parallels I can still use my Win only software *cough*Half-Life*cough* so I'm thinking of A MacPro and a couple 20" Cinema displays : Specifications spacer.gif * Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon * 1GB (2 x 512MB) * 500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s * 2 x NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB * Two 16x SuperDrives * Bluetooth 2.0+EDR module * Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple wireless Mighty Mouse - U.S. English * Mac OS X - U.S. English ( I'll buy a few gigs of extra ram from kahlon ) I'm very computer literate, I just want some input from folks that already use Macs to kinda set my mind at ease. This should be a good enough set up to last a few years right? And is there anything coming up with the mac pro's that might make it smart to wait a month or so, new CPU's or something? Thanks everyone.