I'd love to write something longer to detail my experience of moving over to a Mac (MBP running 10.5.2) after 16 years of using Windows. But for now, I'll keep this one short and to the point. The purpose is to provide more honesty than you get from "apple diehards". My faith in Windows being a long term platform vanished with Vista and I decided to move quicker than later because if my main laptop broke, I could not get another one with XP (and it's against principle to be forced to buy Vista just to "downgrade"). So on moving over to a MBP I had visions set by what I realise now are what I call Mac zealots. What I'd like to do thru a few posts is point out the reality of moving over to the Mac. With the aim of keeping this short, let me make the first point by mentioning a geek t-shirt I have. Soon after I got totally sick of XP, I bought a t-shirt which read: "End Task, End Task, End Task, End the f**king task" (stars added for forum) One of my biggest hopes was I'd not suffer this on a Mac. The reality is on a good day it maybe occurs quarter of the time it did on XP and on a bad day like yesterday, the same amount of times. Yesterday I was left wanting a t-shirt which read: "Force Quit, Force Quit, Force Quit, F**cking Force Quit the B**tard" Yesterday may have been more demanding as I was using Parallels quite a bit (to get some data over). But the point remands the same - on moving to the Mac you may not be hitting CTRL+ALT+DEL but you will be hitting COMMAND+OPTION+ESCAPE, albeit somewhat less often.