I'm currently a PC user. Have been since I discovered my inner geek-ness. I've always liked the idea of using something Apple, just for the "alternative" nature of things. I just never really paid much attention, and I knew Macs were outta my price range. But now I'm sold. And as soon as I have me some money saved, I WILL have a Powerbook. See I discovered Linux a few years ago, and my how that was a Godsend. Say goodbye to blue screens. I was literally about ready to bash the head of a heavy steel hammer into my Windows PC. So once I learned the ropes of Linux, I found that I didn't boot into Windows but maybe less than 1% of the time (I have a dual-boot box). Then I started hearing about OSX. Built on a UNIX-based core, yada yada. Even open-source core (Darwin). "Hmm, that's pretty neat. They get my respect for that at least." So finally, after hearing news of Apple's X11 being released, I plopped myself down at a co-workers dual 500MHz G4 at work. He created me a full account (so I could install stuff, etc.). So I installed Apple's X11, then I installed Fink, and not much later, I was using apt-get to install Gaim (my favorite instant messenger from the Linux world). And there I was using Gaim, on OSX, natively! No emulation here! Wow, I could use most of my Linux apps, I realized. Then you know what I did? I opened up Photoshop. And then Internet Explorer (there's always that one site you like, but doesn't behave right for anything but IE). All alongside real Linux/Unix apps, on a stable, commercial OS, that's so damn pretty. And it's built on UNIX, and open source at it's heart. It was on that day, heck that very moment, that I said to myself: "Self, you WILL own a Powerbook". See, the PC world definitely has the commodity hardware thing going for them. I'm a techie, and Linux will always be my first love, so I will always build my own workstation. And the servers in my closet, will always be little Linux x86 workhorses (and Xserve would be overkill). But for notebooks? Heck, I consider those pretty much proprietary & pricey coming from either camp. So yes, I will have a powerbook (soon hopefully!) All I have to say in conlusion, is Apple did the Right Thing in terms of OSX. "Apple, Right on!". There are SO many techie types I know right now that are in love with OSX and the sexy notebooks. (Nothing against the art world, but it's great that Apple has single-handedly added a whole new audience.) I'll follow up to this soon as I get my Mac :-D (here's to hoping it'll be a 15" AluBook).