After getting slammed with my 2nd virus attack in 2 months and staying up till the wee hours with no solution, I'm at my breaking point with Windows. I'm a photographer, and would want to move to a Mac-Pro to handle the huge image files I deal with. But at $2499, plus some extra memory, plus some software re-purchases, that's quite an investment. I could get about an equivalent amount of PC computing power for half that price. So, I have a few basic questions: - How "old" is the current line-up of Mac Pro's? Am I likely to buy one today, only to see a major technology upgrade in just a few months for the same price? - how well might I be able to run some smaller utility programs that have no Mac version or counterpart in an emulator? How smoothly does this operate (i.e. do you have to re-boot in some kind of windows mode? or is there some emulator software you can get?), and what's the performance penalty? (will things be dog-slow, or will I not notice much). Also, how does activation/licensing of various windows-based software work in an emulation situation? What kinds of limitations am I likely to deal with? - Any general words of wisdom from people who've "been there, done that"? Edit: Another option for me might be the top-end iMac. Is it possible to set up an internal 2-drive RAID 1 setup for instant backup with this? any photographers out there have opinions about the iMac's screen for color reproduction? (of course, I can profile it...). Is it possible to add a secondary display?