A few of these questions I am about to ask may of been asked before, if they have I apologize in advance. Don't let the length of my post put you off, you may skip to the questions if you wish . I have been using Windows for 7 years now. I have put up with it until now. I decided to upgrade to Vista and have had nothing but hell, thats a little off topic but I thought I would answer the common "Why are you going Mac?" question usually asked. I think it is time for a change. (there are other reasons but this isn't one of 'them' threads). I have been playing with Mac OSX 10.4.8 on a friends Mac and on some in store. I like the Operating System, seemed very, very stable and solid but I don't have the freedom to do whatever I want on the Macs instore and my friend doesn't really want me messing with his system so I have come to MacRumors to ask my questions. Enough yap, here they are:- 1 - I create videos often and like to use the format XVID to encode to in Windows, is it possible to do a direct encode from Final Cut, iMovie HD or the upcoming Adobe video editing tools? 2 - As with 1, I also view videos in XVID, is that possible in Quicktime/another player with a codec or will I be forced to use VLC? 3 - This one is at Mac Gamers, I know the Mac isn't a gaming machine but I wondered if anyone with a 20" (24" preferably) iMac could comment on Prey, Sims 2, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 or World of Warcraft performance on the Mac I.E. Settings and FPS. These are the only games I play often (minus Prey) and was just thinking if they run ok on a iMac (with the Mac version of the games of course). 4 - Answered: I am 'not' sure if the mouse I was using in store was the mighty mouse or not but it was a white mouse with the Apple logo on it with a small grayish button thingy that acted as a scroll wheel. Silly question I know. 5 - Do Macs Crash I.E. BSOD/Black SOD? 6 - Is there a "WinRAR" for mac [with GUI]? (I know there is a RAR by the makers of WinRAR but that does not have a GUI). The last questions I have are on the latest Mac rumors. 7 - I plan to get an iMac in May, but, I hear Leopard could be coming out along with new iMacs and the mac pro in April, June or October. Which month is it most likely to be? 8 - Is it worth waiting for? Lot of writing I know but I just had to ask, I thank you all for helping me out . Oh, almost forgot, hope this is ok to ask, if anyone has any programs they would like to recommend or would like to have a chat to me about Macs/help me with some other small questions (didn't want to overload my first thread), please PM me your MSN/Windows Live address or AIM and I would be happy to chat .