so ive been a windows guy ever since my family bought our first computer (when i was three years old). after years and years of never questioning the superiority of microsoft, I am finally fed up. I am sick and tired of security issues and crashes, something that i have had to put up with this whole time but apparently didnt have too. after doing some light research, i realize, for my needs apple is the way to go for me. In my youth, i used to be a hardcore gamer, so apple never was an option. but now, things have changed. I am looking for a nice, portable laptop that I can simply browse the internet, write papers, do some audio mixing and editing, and basically enjoy. I am looking at either the iBook 12' or the PB 12'. My question is: "Which notebook should i get, iBook or PB?" as i have stated, im not doing too much graphically intensive work, simply browsing, writing, and composing. at first, i had my heart on the PB, simply because its better than iBook and many different areas (casing, processor, hd etc.). however, the iBook's pricetag is too much to pass up. For the same price of the 12' PB, i can get an iBook with 768mb RAM (albeit SD), 60GB hd, and an ipod mini (my first gen ipod finally crapped out after 3 solid years). I think its a better bargain, especially since i wouldnt be using the PB to its fullest potential. My only chief concern is that people have been saying iBook is due for an update, + the buyers guide says not to buy. However, other sites say not to buy the first gen update (as it wont have the kinks ironed out). So i am sort of at a loss. I pretty much need computer by the end of July (both my windows based laptop and desktop have completely died on me). Should i just say eff it, and go with the G4 iBook, or should i wait for some update? Your comments and advice will be highly appreciated, seeing as this is a common question posted frequently. also, I have never used an Apple (save for some statistical work here and there), is there a website that can kinda ease the transition from windows to OS X? or should i just get the mac, and dive right in?