Hey all! Okay so I feel silly asking this, being as I have a few PowerPC macs myself, but the problem is they have all the software I need on them and I hardly use them, so here goes. My better half is taking some online courses on top of her regular coursework this semester, and while she has a good laptop she mentioned to me the other day that she would like to have a desktop to sit at her desk and be a dedicated work computer, on a dedicated workspace. The plan was, in the next couple of months I was going to build her an inexpensive PC, but as we are both mac fans, a $150 1.4Ghz g4 eMac kind of caught my eye... My question is, is it practical? Can it run The latest versions of office for mac or iWork? Is older powerpc software (like older Photoshop) still legally obtainable? With online activation, should I be leery of buying big ticket software from the PowerPC era, used? Is there ny other reason I SHOULDN'T get her an eMac instead of a cheap PC? (no, sorry, a Mac mini is out of the question. No spare monitor, which adds to the cost, and the device itself we can't afford right now, but $150, that I can do.) I appreciate it folks. Just to recap, if it can run office and a modern web browser we're golden, so let me know! Edit: I shouldn't post just before bed. A simple google search revealed that office 2011 is intel only, but I wasn't able to find out about iwork 11? Oh well, does the next oldest version of Office:Mac (before this one, one that runs on ppc) support XML formats? (.docx, .xlsx, etc.). If so we are still good. Regardless, I'd like everyones opinions on this!