I've decided to write up some pointers for people who are not familier with Apple and the Mac. Please add to/correct the list if necessary. Apple is the company, Macintosh is a product of the company. There is no company called "Mac", nor an OS called Apple. Apple's "i" Products are supposed to have a lowercase letter first, and then a capital. No spaces, no dashes, no capitalization first. The following are NOT acceptable: i-Pod IMac Emac I Chat The correct ways are: iPod iMac eMac iChat You generally pronounce "X" as "Ten". However, You do not refer to the OS version as X.2.2. Instead, use Mac OS X 10.2.2 (The "X" becomes silent in that case). The proper name for a Macintosh's "mother board" is "logic board." The background picture you see on your desktop is just that - A Desktop/Background Picture. It is not wallpaper. When was the last time you wallpapered your desk? The colored "beach ball" is not a beachball - It's a representation of a hard disc platter (the thing that spins in your hard disk drive). The "beach ball" is generally black and white, and is devided in 4 sections inside the circle. You can still see this in some classic applications, and poor port jobs from OS 9 (such as IE and AOL).