I have a P4 3.4 GHz, and the appropriate hdware. 2 gigs, 2 hdd's 250 & 300. I do some photo work, and the other obvious stuff. Just like speed. Don't really want to update this box and use another MS OS. Now running XP Pro, with ****loads of patches. (OSX is Unix, true?) I would like a ......... 1. MBP loaded to replace it (does it really need to be loaded?) or 2. mac pro and a Macbook. I have 3 apps that have to be run in Windows. They are profession specific, and they don't come in a MAC version. Could use Parallels, I think. Any suggestions are appreciated.