Hello, my name is Luis and I am planning to switch over to Macs. I was pretty much a hardcore PC user for 8 years and presently Im in my freshman year of college. I was originally going to go wtih a Sager Notebook (http://www.pctorque.com) because you get the most out of your money there. Then I applied for an on campus job at my university, and they told me that at the interview I would have to show some Mac knowledge. Well I didnt have a clue on what to do, so I delved into websites and read up on troubleshoting, went to the library to practice on a Mac- the whole nine yards. But it wasnt enough and I was docked for a person with more mac experience. The side effect of my research was that I read up on what Mac had to offer me. I mostly web design and graphic design, I love watching full screen DVDs and videos, and I am planning to take up a hobby of video editting in the near future. I barely play computer games anymore, maybe Warcraft and I beleive they comeout with Mac compatable games... All my friends tell me to go with PC because that is the most compatable platofrm and you cant go wrong with a PC. That is why I am here. I want to ask a few questions to see if its worth switching over. Here are the spec on which I am planning to go for: PowerBook 1.25GHz (15.2" TFT) $2,389.00 1.25GHz PowerPC G4 80GB Ultra ATA drive @ 4200 rpm SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW) Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English 512MB DDR333 SDRAM - 1 SO-DIMM AirPort Extreme Card 1) Do I have to change all the software I acquired (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, ACDSee, etc) for Macs? 2) Is there an equivalent file sharing program for Mac ( ie Kazaa) avaiable? Will I be able to download programs, music, and cracks etc etc? 3) What is a 1.25 GHz PowerBook comparable to ala Intel? 4) How much stable is the OSX platform? 5) Is the battery life decent? 3 hours maybe? Oone of the reasons Im not going to PC is because in order to get power i need to pack on weight and lose battery life. 6) Are there scroll and two button mouses compatable with Macs? 7) How long before it goes obsolete? Pc go so fast, but I heard Macs last longer. I need this for 4 years of my college life 8) I only bought one piece of ram 512, so i could buy another off the interent cheaper and install it myself? is the reccomenable, or should I go for the 1 gig immediately ? 9) I shouldnt have any trouble using my on capus wireless with ariport right? Thanks for all the info and sorry for all the questions and if I asked any repeat questions!!!!