Last year when I got my PowerMac, I loved it and wanted my parents to switch too. But, they were content with their PC that I built for them a few weeks back and didn't want to spend the money on a new computer when there's worked fine. Well, today I wake up and the first thing my dad tells me is "HOLY CRAP THE COMPUTER JUST BLEW UP!" Well, "blew up" was probably a bit extreme, but apparentley, they went to turn it on and heard a loud pop, smelled smoke, and the computer didn't turn on. I poke around inside, find nothing out of the ordinary, and rather than troubleshoot and replace parts one by one until it boots, I come to the conclusion that the computer is completley ****ed and tell them they're better off buying a new computer. And despite the fact I have to re-teach them everything they ever learned about computers, I suggest a Mac and they agree. And my brother who knows a little bit about OSX and has wanted a Mac for a long time is excited too. So off to the Apple Store it is. I pick out a Mac mini for them, the middle one (1.42GHz combo drive) which is more than enough for them. I pull it out of the box and they are just completley shocked by how small it was (hell, I was shocked too. It looks even tinyer sitting next to their mammoth PC). I start setting everything up, and just as expected, everything worked. We bought a new printer a couple months ago, and my dad remembers me fighting with Windows to get the damn thing to work. I plug it into the mini's USB port and 30 seconds later I have a test page coming out of the printer. I expected it to just work like that, but my dad was like "Holy crap its working already!" To transfer their files, I had to yank out their old hard drive and stick it into a USB enclosure. Upon realizing the drive was NTFS, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to transfer data, but to my surprise, OSX can read off an NTFS drive (just no writing) which was good enough for me. My mom has already had her first lesson with OSX and loves it. Dad was busy tonight so he'll learn tomorrow, which should be interesting because he's sort of a technophobe and gets confused real easily. But I think he'll pick it up quickly, he just has to learn not to look for the big blue E for the internet. But if these 2 can learn how to use a Mac, then anyone can. So we're nearly a Mac family. I just have to somehow get my sister to give up her brick of a Dell laptop. But seeing as how the laptop is only a couple months old and she likes it, she'll have it for awhile. BTW, their box for the mini said 1.42GHz and 32mb vram. It's really 1.5GHz and 64mb vram, so they got the updated one.