I'm yet another switcher with a list of questions. I'm a long term Linux user but win98 gets run for photoshop. I'm switching because I'm tired of fiddling in both OSes and want it to just work. It seems that both the newer and older 2Ghz PowerMacs are the same price. AFAICT, the difference are that the older 2Ghz has a slightly better video card (but only by $50). The newer 2Ghz CPUs might have some additional power savings functionality (is it actually used?). This will be a daily driver doing the following: - photo imaging: photoshop, scanning, editing, printing - email, web browsing - development: edit, compile, run java code - games: the very occasional jaunt with and F18 or flightgear.org, FPS games are not my style - mapmaking: via a GPS Here's my thoughts: - newer 2Ghz - hoping they ironed out any previous problems in this model (noise?) - get an additional 1GB of memory from crucial Questions: - What about airport? If I get an airport scanner, will it work with the netgear wireless router we have? - What is a good backup solution? Writing DVDs? - If I want to upgrade that graphics card later, what would it cost? Will I even notice the difference in flight sims?