Ok, So one of my old military buddies lives up in Coos Bay, Oregon, a sleepy little town that unfortunately doesn't have an Apple Store around the corner, or any other big retail chains that carry Macs. My buddy and I have played guitar together for years. After I switched all I did was profess to him up and down how great Garageband is and it is a perfect fit for those of us who play music by ourselves. Selfishly, the main reason I want him to go Mac is so we can share Garageband projects together. I want to put together a DVD I will send him that highlights the reasons why she should say YES to Norm getting an iMac. For their purposes, I think a 20" iMac is the right way to go. As he travels for business, I encouraged him to stop by a Best Buy or Circuit City so he can get some tactile feel for the iMac, so he can determine whether or not the 17" or 20" would suit him better. There's a program out there that will record what's happening on screen. I plan to use that. I also plan on illustrating how one would take digital pictures, connect the camera, open up iPhoto and make calendars, picturebooks, etc. At the end of the movie I'm going to film myself popping out the DVD from my Powerbook and I will then say "By the way, I made this entire movie using iMovie and iDVD. So, my question to all of you is what points should I bring up while "convincing" her to let him switch to the Mac? Working to my advantage is the fact that their current computer is an older HP laptop that has had to be reformatted three times in the past. Working against me is the fact that one of her friends "used to" have a Mac and complained of compatability issues with Windows. I plan on highlighting the use of NeoOffice to handle that, and will bring up BootCamp and Parallels. Thanks!