Okay, so, I don't know if it's okay to post in this forum with questions such as "should I get a mac?" since the sticky at the top seems to indicate I should be asking "which mac should I get?" but here goes nothing. Please let me know if I should post elsewhere. My grandmother needs a computer. All she will use it for is email (gmail -> webmail -> firefox) and occasional light office use (she currently uses open office), and occasional games like solitaire (not "real gaming"). Her requirements are EXTREMELY light. Oh, and I'm buying this for her, it's a birthday gift, so it's my budget, not hers. My budget is basically as low as I can go while still fulfilling the requirements. I've basically got two roads I can go: A barebones pc that I put together myself and slap Ubuntu on there and make sure all the fonts are huge and Firefox logs into gmail etc. She would be fine with this. Or a Mac Mini (hence posting here), since I can get a student discount (or should I go for the developers discount?) and currently the mac online store seems to have a free 100$ rebate on printers, which basically means for any printer ~100 it's free with any Mac. This is a huge bonus IMO since I was planning on getting her a printer to go with the computer. So my question is basically: is a Mini just total overkill for webmail/light office work, or all things considered (small form factor I think she'd get a kick out of it) compared to a cheap PC I put together myself it's not a bad deal? Thank you.