There is a family in town that I would like to help out. They're a very religous family, great people, that have fallen on hard times. The man cooks BBQ on the side of the road and the wife has some sort of home business. She said she needed a computer to run Quicken, Excel, and to get on the internet with occasionally. When she mentioned the internet, I immediately shyed away from an older Thinkpad thinking that someone who rarely uses the net (and isn't very computer literate) would be better off with a Mac than some old Windows box where the firewall/antivirus wouldn't get updated much. SOOOOO.... I'm looking for a Mac laptop that will run 10.4, run Excel and Quicken alright. Preferably with a DVD-ROM instead of CD, but doesn't need a CD-RW. Between her money and the cash I'm throwing in I have about $500 to work with (darned me losing my job). I already have the 10.4 discs. I'd like to be as low as I can from $500, because that has to cover the costs of Office and Quicken. If possible, I'd rather get Office for her than use a free alternative that may be confusing for her. If anyone has a laptop they'd like to sell, or a cheap copy of Office or Quicken, please let me know. Also, if ya'll can recommend the best Mac laptop for this endevor, and/or know cheap places to get Quicken and Office, please let me know. It is much appreciated. EDIT: I'd like to get her a computer it decent shape, but::: It must have a working modem, since she'll use a free dial up service for the internet.