I currently have a PC and it's modest at 1Ghz/512Mb, I won't bore you with the rest of the details but I don't feel slowed down with the machine. With that being said I'm ready to switch my home machine to the Mac, finally after all this waiting the money is available. Or, at least I hope it is. My main reason for wanting to switch is I now earn money with Adobe's software so I think it would be right to purchase from them rather than seek warez versions. Since I have to purchase all this expensive software I might as well use the platform I want, because after I make the software purchases there's no easy way back... Being a student I get to take advantage of Apple hardware and Adobe/Microsoft discounts. I can only afford $3,500 for a new setup. That will include dual CRT monitors, a Wacom 6x8 tablet, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, GoLive, LiveMotion, InDesign, and Acrobat, Microsoft Office X (I only use Word and Excel), BBEdit, and $120 in other software I think I need. With the above I am left a single choice for a computer. The academic config at the Apple store for a G4 867, 1.5Gb RAM (1Gb Crucial), 80Gb HDD, and Radeon 9000. Not a bad setup in my opinion but I'm at odds with making the purchase now because I would sure hate to buy it and see a newer "low-end" config available in a couple months. I'm seeking the greater knowledge of the Macrumors community to help me out, you guys know more about Macs than I How will the above config perform 2 years from now? Can I still run the next version of all of the above programs without serious speed issues? How does it compare to my current 1Ghz/512Mb PC? Double the performance?