Well, folks, I finally did it. After first signing on here with the intent of getting a Mac as my next computer in my signature, I fulfilled it. I am typing what you are now reading on my new 20" 2.0GHz Aluminum iMac, thanks to the Apple Store at Oxmoor in Louisville. Whodathunkit-- a store with no "cash registers"-- it was all done wirelessly, and my receipt was e-mailed to me! One of my very first posts in this forum was about how elegant my Gen 2 nano was, and pondered whether other products were designed likewise. I now see firsthand that this is indeed so. There was very little configuration needed to get everything set up and online... well, beyond using the Leopard drop-in to do a clean Leopard install, and that was a snap too. I picked up a Belkin 4-port hub to help handle my MIDI interfaces (I'm a hobbyist musician), and a mini DVI - to - DVI adapter so I can use the flat-panel monitor from my old PeeCee as a secondary monitor. Now, a question from a new switcher: I also got a WD MyBook Pro 250Gb external drive that I'm going to use for Time Machine. I'm also wanting to use it as a secondary drive for Windows XP in Bootcamp. (The primary Bootcamp partition will be on the internal drive, for speed purposes-- I'm going to be using Cakewalk SONAR Producer in XP.) The Question: Should I create a separate partition for each, or let Time Machine and Bootcamp share one big partition?