After many years swearing that PC was the only way to go I finally got sick of the MS bull and bought a super Macbook Pro. Except for some weird and silly stuff and the fact that the Mac Quicken sucks and there is no Quickbooks pro so far so good. My questions: 1. On my PC I have thousands of purchased songs from Itunes for my Ipod. I want to transfer them all to my Macbook Pro. I thought that just by plugging in my Ipod would do the trick but I am getting messages that make me nervous. Can anyone give me step by step to do this? Apple sure doesn't. 2. What is the best, easiest and fastest external back-up system? Thanks.