Does anyone know if you have a license for Tiger if its a retrograde license in that I'm allowed to use Panther instead. The reason is simple. I'm going over to my uncle's tomorrow. He called up this evening and said the computer isn't booting after they installed a USB mouse on their PC. Don't start with me dudes. A mouse isn't going to crash Windows. However the loud pop that his wife heard on boot probably could. (I'm thinking something got grounded when it shouldn't have but that is a diff matter.) My initial diagnosis over the phone is that the computer is pretty much DOA. They asked me about a new computer. They are ripe candidates for a Mac Mini. They aren't looking to spend a lot, they aren't going to be doing a lot with the system, they are about as tech savvy as someone plucked out of the 1700's, and they keep calling me to support their DAMN computer. So I'm prob going to point them to the Mac store in the Mall of America. The thing is the number of bugs and whatnot with Tiger. I'm thinking they would be happier on a mature OS like Panther. don't get me wrong I'm sure Tiger is great but with the weird crap that I've been reading I want the intro to the Mac platform to be a good one and 10.3.9 prob would be better for them, IMHO. So my thinking is to give them Panther for now and in 6 months upgrade them to Tiger with 10.4.4 or something. So again does anyone know if one is allowed to use an older version of X is you have a license for the latest and greatest. I know that MS allows this. Just wondering if Apple does. Thanks.