Hi fellows, If you would have asked me a year ago which is the killer system i would have shouted APPLE without a doubt.. but nowadays i am having second thoughts more and more. I've been using macs since 1991 when i used my first mac a SE/30. It was like the iMac of the 20th century but even smaller and with a black/white screen. Mostly I played games like Crystal Quest and did some very basic drawing, i liked it better than my state of the art nintendo 8bit.. Further more i used a quadra centris performa imac and now i'm writing this thread on my QS G4.. But not for long because i'll be switching. But don't worry i won't be switching to windows.. using those M$ machines is enough torture when i have to use them on my university.. because i'll still laugh at my friends whom are always mucking about with the products of the devil who calls himself Bill Gates. It will be a switch to linux. I've been using the new unix based OS from apple since the public beta and i must say it's the best but slowest os. I'm now using 10.2 and what i like most is the heart of the os called darwin because it's open source.. what i mean it's free and it not only runs on a ppc but also on x86 system and therefore more agile and interesting. My main problem with all open source projects were that they lacked the apps i need like photoshop, illustrator and an easy installer. But that's all behind the past because linux has the gimp(photoshop) and sodipodi(illustrator). I'm using them right now with xdarwin and installed them with fink.. all free! and the sweetest thing is, i don't need a big bucks apple system to run them. And this final fact will be the final reason for me to switch to linux. Apple system have always been more expensive than x86 machines, yes they did have better hardware like scsi disks and risc processors.. i said they did. Because apple now uses basic ide disks and macos x isn't optimized for risc processors, so why buy them. Anyway apple has a major problem, they don't sell you 2 cpu's just because they feel generous. Apple lacks cpu speed and although there have been rumors they will be using the new 1.8GHz 64 bit ibm chips 2nd quarter next year they will have to come up with a better solution upcoming macworld than the ibm rumor because amd and intel will be kicking the 4GHz barrier next year. I've always loved my mac from my first SE/30 to my current G4 QS and i've always defended the think different way against the demons who spread the M$ decease but if apple doesn't come up with a 2Ghz system next january it's bye bye apple.. hello linux. Merry Chistmass and a happy New Year, grtz lars. ps. i must say macosx has enlighten me with the use of unix, apache, php and all open source apps and ideas.