hello all, i am a gamer, playing cs 1.6 pro cal-i, and i also currently use ubuntu 7.10. however i am going to quit gaming since i am going to college soon, so i was considering buying a black macbook for multiusage. i also do not want to shell out ~1700+ for a mbp. i'm just wondering-- 1. how are the specs on the high end white macbook/black macbook? how will they hold up playing games such as cs 1.6/cs:s, tf2, and C&C3? 2 how problematic is it to maintain a mb? i've had my desktop for 6+ years and its still amazing, but when i look around the forums there are so many people with problems. 3 what do you think (pricewise) of the high end white compared to black, because it seems like alot for just a color/HD upgrade and i only consider the blackbook because of the metal finish (the white one leaves yellow marks?) 4 Do you think the rumored july update will change the finish on the white books? Also, do you guys think there will be a spec upgrade (ram, video card, processor)? should i wait to buy one? 5 What, exactly, is the genius bar? for all i know its to answer all the advanced apple questions. When i went to the apple store (roosevelt field mall, long island new york) and asked them about if you could crosstransfer files between leopard and a dualboot partition of ubuntu on the same machine, they thought i was talking about ipods or something 5.2 how do i make an appointment with a person at the genius bar? 6 i have a 15% discount with all apple products (employer), can i use it at the apple store? 7 is there anything i should get with the mb puchase? (apple remote, .mac, ilife, etc.) does any of this come for free? 8 leopard does not have a right click, what replaces this in apple prducts? also, what does the option key do? although there are probably alot of apple fanboys on this site, please provide an unbiased answer if you can, thanks for all of your time in advance people.