I was just preparing to add another G5 Quad to my recording studio. I currently have 2 G5 Duals, 2 17in Laptops and a few G4s. With the release of the Intel system and the latest Macworld Keynote by Steve Jobs I am reminded of a recent change from MAC OS to OSX. The problem for professionals then was the cost of hardware and software that was not supported very long or very well. Software companies did not buy into the new OS so changes were so to come. That is currently still an issue on OSX if you are a gamer. Regardless of the stated capability of the G5 systems, very few game companies released games that were native code for OSX which help keep PC gamers from considering OSX as a serious computer platform. I am just now convincing other PC Music and Video user to switch because they are just now getting the developers to commit to industry strength applications. Even now plug-in developers still are not creating native OSX or optimized code in every case which makes OSX perform slower than it could. Now we are starting all over again. Steve want me to spend 3200 to 4000 on a G5 Quad system that has a very limited life. I need to move to the G5 Quad to get the speed needed for reliable Music and Video production to have an edge on my competition. As stated in his recent keynote speech, they will completely be moved off to Intel soon. When my major business is Music and Video and as Steve statement as to the Intel systems are not ready for Music and Video and or time sensitive applications, leaves me very concerned that I am going to have to start all over again. There is no stated protection that my software Logic Pro ,Final Cut Studio, Soundtrack Pro, Motion 2, and DVD Studio Pro 4 will continue to be supported on G5 technology after the switch or re-compile for Intel. And what about other companies that I have software form. Are they going to continue to support both platforms? NOT . I think Steve needs to mend the relation ships with IBM for continued G5 support and development fro the professional community and commit on going support to his existing customers during the change over. Steve should also commit to developers a support plan to ensure there participation in a dual platform support without the need for some interrupter running. I think Apple has to make a statement on the web site of this protection to ensure ongoing sales of existing computers systems as well as new Intel based systems. I think most professionals are committed to Apple, but they have to be committed to them as well. I new G5 Quad should have a life time more than 3 years and existing professional software should not be a major upgrade cost to switch over to the Intel platform without new and major feature enhancements and or benefits. I spoke to many different sales people at the Apple stores and they are not sure of any guaranties or support for someone like me looking at new G5 systems.