from os 8.6/os9 to os x.2 maybe not what you guys expected... sorry. i had a 266 iMac with os 8.6, then bought os 9 when it came out which my computer said it could not read the disk. eventually i got os 9 on there but anyways.... os x.2 has made being on the computer fun again. i bought the new widescren imac, upped the ram to 768 and took it home for a test drive. i absofriggenlutely love this thing! i don't know much about the dark side, i mess around on my mom's gateway when i'm over there, but i've only owned my 2 macs thus far. and if my experiences continue to be this fantastic, i may never own a pc! i must say that i mainly use a computer for email, internet, bookkeeping, word processing and other basic tasks so maybe i don't need all the speeed that everyone always seeems to be clamoring for. this imac seems plenty fast enough for everything i need and i find myself wanting to do much, much more just to have an excuse to us this beautiful thing. i'll be purchasing a digital camera very soon, probably an ipod, and eventually a camcorder. i know i'm rambling here so i'll just sum it up by saying x.2 kicks major friggen @$$, and the widescreen imac is the bomb! i hope pro users get the power they're looking for, but for all of you out there who want an everyday computer that works great, looks great, and performs... then do what i did get os x.2! thanks for listening... oh and any reccommendations on a digicam under $500 with at least 3mp would be appreciated.