Let me start of with some background, since this is my first post. I am starting my PhD in MSIS this fall at Oklahoma State University. I am a long time Linux geek (started on RH 5.2). I am wanting to try out OS X, but I am not sure how to go at it. My wife has had her laptop for 3 years. It's an old Dell that still runs resonably well with Ubuntu on it. However, I need a computer for school, preferably one that will last throughout the 4 year program. I bought an HP Lance Armstrong, but I am returning it this week. My wife suggested that we get an iMac now, and around December or January, get me a Powerbook (Yonah maybe?). Ideally, we would both like to have laptops, but she said she would take an iMac instead. What do you think?