After months of mulling it over and posting numerous threads asking for advice, I finally pulled the trigger and made the switch to Apple! Last night I placed my order on the Apple EDU store.. 12" iBook G4 800 256mb RAM (to be upgraded later) 60gb HD Bluetooth Airport Extreme + Apple Video Adapter The only part of this whole process that irks me was the tax. I was pretty drunk when I ordered it, but I do NOT remember Apple mentioning tax until the order was placed and over with. THEN the total reflected a good $75 tax. Despite that, I am really excited and can't wait to get it! In the meantime, I need to decide on a wireless 54g router and have it shipped asap. Thanks for all the advice and patience, and consider me switched. I'll update this once I get the iBook with my impressions.