I am thinking of switching from a pc to a mac. I have had pcs for a while, but have started to become fed up with the constant battle with spyware, viruses etc. I think the platform has its benefits, but im wondering if a mac will be better for me. To be honest i would just like something to work rather than have to be constantly updating it and having multiple programs running to prevent breaches of allsorts. Im pretty sure i have my usage worked out, and the things i want to be doing with it are: Word processing, image editing (light - medium), dv editing (lightish), internet, music, and other general tasks. I have looked at the iMac range, but am a little put off by the integrated screen and the fact that i want to keep the monitor i already have as it cost me a lot. I have been looking at the powermacs, but i dont know much about them or the os in general. I am hoping for some opinions on the benefits of using a mac over a pc. I dont want to start a flame war, and would appreciate input from people who have used both platforms. Also, it would be great if someone with a powermac could tell me some of the possible limitations, or things that i might need to research. Thanks for the help.