I know this thread is under "Macintosh computers", but I wanted to know about your experinces with Windows, and how you would compare it to OS X and OS 8/9. I have myself had windows form my frist computer. I found out Apple made computers when I got my shuffle. I'm a huge fan, probably bigger than any of you (no offence ), and I wanna Apple next time i get a computer. So far I've had: Fujitsu Siemens T-bird desktop: 1 GHz Celeron D 128 MB RAM 20 GB HDD On-board 16 MB Graphics CD-drive XP Home Used for Photoshop 6.0 and that adobe video thing 6.0 LE. Also office tasks and media player. Lighter gaming, and worked flawlessly, until I installed games that required 256 MB RAM. Good machine for the specs (cost $200 from new, sold it for $150 4 months ago). Later, I bottowed my dads old compaq laptop for two weeks. 450 MHz Pentium III 28 MB RAM 4 GB HDD CD-drive Windows 98 Crappiest machine ever, had one USB 1.0 port, that didn't work. Glad I onyl borrowed it for 2 weeks. Had 15 minutes of battery when typin in word, and took 1,5 minutes to start up Word 97. ZZZ... We threw it out now. A year ago I got my dads old Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro V1000. 2.4 GHz Celeron D 256 MB RAM 30 GB HDD Intel GMA/850 16 MB graphics DVD-drive Wireless network XP Professional Very good computer. Plays Halo CE on highest settings flawlessly. Broke down once. Has everything I need, except everything a mac has . Best computer I ever figured you could get for $350. Posting from it now. Now I plan on buying whatever 13.3" MacBook (Pro) comes out, totally maxed out! Gangsta!