I am a computer engineer student and a PowerBook G4 owner, but I need to use Max+Plus II and Pspice. Previous threads show that there are no suitable mac alternatives, so I need a solution. We use sun/unix systems at school, so shouldnt those programs run on linux? I could reformat my linux desktop to winXP and login to it with remote desktop, or install winxp on my PB with vpc. What would you guys recommend?