I have been on a chat site and I want to reply to this...... If you know bugger all about computers then MACs are fine. Ditto if you work in something like the music industry or you just want to work with documents and multi-media. However if you're a serious IT professional and you need to make a computer sit up and beg then it HAS to be a PC. I set up a friend's MAC a while ago and it was a painful process. Is there the equivalent of a Registry Editor and a command (DOS) prompt? Must everything be run through a GUI? I need to feel I'm in control, I need to see the parameters of what I'm installing etc even if I don't want to change them,. They DO look pretty though. The ultimate triumph of style over substance. I want to stuff it up him...best reply (ies) get the reply!