Sheesh. Just skimmed through DV magazine's January issue, which features a workstation round-up. People, I was not impressed. In fact, I was DEpressed. The dual-800MHz G4 was blown away by the other workstationsall Win-x86 (one by Dell, Compaq, HP, and two by Polywell). I'm starting to think that the PC bias against Macs is not unfounded. Folks, help me out here. Does anyone have INDEPENDENT and RELIABLE evidence to show that the Mac is indeed capable of keeping up with its Windows-based brethren? To the best of my judgement, DV mag is not platform-biased, so these figures they came up with are especially disturbing. I know that the Mac has some ease-of-use features and software bundles with their machines that make them very reliable, and sometimes what you lose in rendering time you can make up for in productivity when your Mac is easy to troubleshoot. But nonetheless, to see that in some cases, the latest Macs would take almost twice as long to render a file as a Windows workstation priced just over $US4G is most disheartening. Not looking for a platform war, just some facts.