I am planning on ordering a 12 incher tonight. I know there are a lot of threads concerning the new iBook out there already, but none of them really answer my own questions, so ... well, here we go. 1. I plan on using the student union promo to buy a 20gig iPod as well. Will I definitely need to upgrade the HD space? Is there any way to use the iPod as a sort of portable music drive, instead of having to sync automatically to the computer, which will mean that up to 20g will be used to store my music... ? I don't need to keep all my music in two places, if I can just plug my iPod and play music off of it. If that isn't possible, how much space is enough? I don't much (any) video work, so I don't need masses of space, but I'm a music student, and do have masses of music. 2. It seems obvious to me that ordering RAM from Apple is so expensive, it's silly. People round here have recommended Crucial, but I'm from Canada. Of course I know Crucial will ship here, but can anybody recommend some cheap Canadian RAM dealers, so I can save on shipping + taxes? 3. I've been thinking of getting a foofbag (www.foofbag.com) as a laptop sleeve. Does anybody have any experiences with these? Or, alternatively, does anybody know of a similar sleeve manufacturer that makes wacky/interesting-looking sleeves? (I'm not keen on buying something plain and black.) 4. Can somebody explain to me exactly what screen spanning is, and what the hack does? To my understanding, it allows you to connect an external monitor and instead of it mirroring the iBook screen at its highest resolution, you can use it to display 'another desktop' at a much higher resolution. How safe is this hack? Also, can it be used to play movies/games on the bigger screen, or would the fact that the VRAM is sliced in half compromise performance significantly? I've been following these forums since March, waiting for the iBook update. I'm so excited that it's finally here, and before Paris. (I was getting a little worried.) Also, I apologize for bogging up the forum with another iBook thread, but I want to make sure I don't have any unanswered questions before I buy. I'm really strapped for cash, and the 12" is all I can really afford, so I want to make sure it's really what I need. Thanks so much guys!