I am new to the mac world (or will be as soon as the new MBPs hit the market). In Windows, when I got a new machine, I always wiped out my disk and installed just what I wanted. I plan to do the same with Leopard so I don't waste a lot of space on print drivers, language support, etc that I won't need. Questions: 1) On a virgin amchine, is it better to use the "clean install" or "erase and install" option, and why? 2) Will I have to reinstall any firmware that was already installed on the machine?