Hello all! I'm so glad I found this website. Let me introduce my situation, then a couple of very very very basic questions. I'm a long time PC user looking to purchase my first notebook. The reason is that I plan to head over to Italy for about 3 months (maybe longer) and want to have my own computer for my digital photography, plus emailing, writing and internet. Was looking at Dell, Toshiba, IBM, then it occurred to me - why not think outside the box and look at a Mac! I practically made up my mind to buy the 12" Powerbook, but now I'm wavering between that and the 12" ibook. Now, some questions: 1. For someone who's used to a very low powered machine - I can do my nails in the time it takes for one of my images in Photoshop Elements to rotate - will I be thrilled enough with the ibook, or should I still go for the powerbook? 2. Does a Mac come with instructions? I have no idea how to even open or save a file. (Come to think of it, I don't remember ever learning to use a pc, I guess I just learned by doing.) 3. Might we expect a Christmas sale (was there one last year) or any kind of rebates? I can get a student discount, but a little more would be nice too! Thanks!