Good day! Sitting here this morning and realized I am exactly two weeks into my switch from a PC with XP to a Mac with OS X. I just felt like posting my experience here as this site was very influential in helping me make a decision, even if it took me TWO years, LOL. I'd been thinking about doing this for a long time. Well, at least two years actually, but never actually bit the bullet. A few weeks ago my Sony Vaio desktop began making some strange internal sounds. Well, long story short, the power supply failed big time, taking some other pieces of the machine with it. Out of the blue, I decided to make the switch that day, went to a local Apple authorized reseller, and picked out a shiny new dual 2.3 Ghz G5 with an additional 1.5GB of ram. I absolutely LOVE this machine!!!! My background and living are made supporting Windows, going on ten years now, but I've always dabbled in Unix\Linux at work and at home. OS X was calling me, and frankly, after two weeks, I'm sorry I didn't do this back when I first started thinking about it. The experiencee has been great, and that feeling I had back when I played around with computers for fun, is back again in full force. This machine and the OS are a dream. Fast, beautiful to look at, and just plain fun! The concerns I had about getting used to the system and finding replacement applications are gone, and I'll probably be moving the wife to a Powerbook as soon as her Dell laptop bites the dust. Not a whole lot of point to this post other than to say to anyone still on the fence, do it, jus do it. You WON'T be sorry. The only replacement application that had eluded me, was something to replace Qimage on the PC. I'm an avid amatuer photographer and Qimage is the best photo printing software on the planet. Well, I still haven't found the PERFECT replacement, but I did find a product called portraits and prints which has much of the same functionality, and I'm beginning to incorporate it into my workflow. Everything else from Photoshop to Office has been switched over with very little cost involved. Kudos to Adobe for their free cross platform upgrade policy, and kudos to my local reseller for looking at me and saying, "I think you look like a student" to me and selling me Office 2004 at a great price, LOL. Anywho, have a great holiday weekend all. Many thanks for the informative posts over the past few years. Even though I haven't participated much in discussions, this site is a fantastic resource for information. Take care, and I'll be seeing you around!