Greetings, and yes this is my first post so I'll try not to act like too much of a noob. Currently, I am working on my third, yes you read it right THIRD pc laptop this year, (different makes and models each time) and I swore to myself last time I'd buy a mac next. Before I do, however, I need to ask some questions of experienced folks with macs for some advice. Remember, be gentle, I'm new....lol 1. If the full version of a windows software can be installed and work through the usage of bootcamp, parallels or other such software, does that also allow DOS emulation? The reason I ask is that some backwards minded individuals in my industry STILL design and manufacture software that uses that. Yeah, I know its dumb, but its software thats expensive to replace. 2. (Silly question #1) Am I correct in thinking that my Acer external monitor would function properly when plugged into a Mac laptop (yes, I asked). 3. I have a 250gig external hard-drive with a lot of files on it. Would this drive have to be formatted for Mac usage? (I don't really need to know how at this moment.) 4. For those of you who have switched from PC to Mac, did you find the learning curve for the new OS and apps difficult or slow? 5. For those of you who own both, how do you find your gaming experience on each? I'm particularily interested in comments from those who play World of Warcraft. 6. In regards to accounting software for small business, is there a Mac app or specific program that works well, or do most use something like Quickbooks? Thanks for your time and consideration in advance of these noobish questions. Btw, I'm considering purchasing the new MacBook pro.