I've always been a PC user. After much raving from a friend about OS X, a thumbs up from my father (who is a UNIX person at heart and thus likes OS X being built on UNIX technology), and using a mac at work, I've been thinking of switching. However, I'm torn. First, there is the cost of software. Namely, the Adobe products, all of which I have already for PC but would need to re-buy for mac. Second, there's the performance issues. Which would ultimately be better (with Photoshop as the primary process intesive program)? P4 2.8 GHz hyper-threading 800MHz FSB, 1 gig of RAM, 128 Meg video card G5 1.8 GHz, 1 gig of RAM, 128 Meg video card G4 dual 1.4 GHz, 1 gig of RAM, 128 Meg video card Through various configurations, I can get one of the three above for close to the same price as each other. In the long run, the Macs will cost more due to re-buying software as mentioned above. But is it worth it? I have little trouble switching between a PC and Mac when it comes to using them. I do, however, like OS X more than Windows. Admittedly, the market domination of Windows and PCs worries me a bit in thinking about switching to a Mac. I'll be stuck with a new computer for a few years and want to make sure I go the right route.