With all the rumors about dual-core Intel Macs next week, I haven't heard anything about updates to iLife or iWork. The latter in particular, has kind of languished since introduction. I was hoping Apple would sort of resurrect PageMaker with Pages. There is a huge niche, particularly for small-businesses, who could use fairly powerful but "easy" layout tools. My partner runs a business whose main commodity is research, and they've been frustrated by Word's "layout" tools (this applies to Windows and Mac). InDesign is too complex, too expensive, and too steep a learning curve for their needs. If Pages could take up where PageMaker left off, and Keynote could be an "addition" to PowerPoint (for example, using Keynote to create more sophisticated graphics), I think they would have a winner. Yes, I know Keynote can substitute for PowerPoint, but let's face it: people will always want to stick with what they know. Even a giant like IBM couldn't pry its customers away from Microsoft: for years, they distributed their presentations and slide template in Freelance (I know, because I gave presentations where I had to wrestle the Freelance file into PowerPoint). I was actually hoping Apple would take FreeHand and Fireworks from Adobe-Macromedia and turn those apps into a mid-range graphic/layout/image editing suite. I really like Fireworks it's a great tool to have when you want to combine vector and bitmap without the overhead of Illustrator & Photoshop. And what of iLife? There's lots of room for improvement in the suite. While it certainly integrates better than its Windows döpplegangers, they still have an amateurish feeling to them. Apple should give them a make-over so that they are the equivalent of any comparable mid-range Windows applications. As has been alluded to in another thread, iPhoto needs some serious file management overhaul. I'd say leave the heavy lifting to Adobe, and concentrate on ways of managing all those pictures. And how about tighter integration with iMovie for movies that come from digicams? I have a Canon S2 that is capable of taking video at 30-fps, for several minutes. Right now, iPhoto just dumps them into the library, and launches QuickTime to view them. I'd like some options to jump right to iMovie, and have some effects or themes suited for MPEG-4 video. OK, enough of my rant...lol. Regardless, I am very excited about next week. Mr. Jobs: what I REALLY want is an 80 or 100 Gb iPod!!!