I have used Linux mostly, but I have been using Mac more and more recently. One of the primary reasons was that the Mini is such agreat piece of hardware, and using it is a joy, as opposed to my full-tower PC. And my wife likes OS X, so.... Anyway, I'm not going to go through the usual "first reactions"-thing (although I have used a MAc for about 6 months now), nor will I list the pros and cons of Macs and other systems. What I will do is to talk about the one thing that annoys me with Macs: Everything costs money. Everything. I don't know, maybe Linux has spoiled me. In Linux I have a world of software ahead of me, and it's all free. And I'm not talking about some crappy software, I'm talking about kick-ass software like KDE, Amarok and the like. How do things work in Mac? The selection of free software is very, very limited. I noticed that QT can't play back WMV-files. Luckily a thread on this forum pointed me to a place where I can download a codec for it. But it costs 9 bucks! There seems to be lots and lots of these nifty little utilities. But most of them are not free! Even down to the tiniest of utilities, I would have to take out my credit-card! And before you say "You have to pay for quality software!".... not necessarily. Like I said, in Linux I have humungous amounts of kick-ass software available for free. I still like using Mac. OS X is very robust and serene, and I absolutely love my Mac Mini. But I do feel annoyed that everything costs money.