To those of you who take using Macs at work for granted: move along. This thread isn't of concern to you. For those who are stuck with PCs at work and see no way to ever have a Mac, I am here to give you hope. I have been trying literally since 2000 to get a Mac to use at work (I work for a large Finnish cellphone manufacturer). Every year, many times, I'd ask for one. Since I do Java/Web work, there's never been any real reason I couldn't use a Mac, especially since the more recent Java versions started showing up on OS X. For years, I've been thwarted. Sometimes I was just told no. Sometimes I was sent on fool's errands to prove things and get estimates and do research, then told no. Since 2000. So I bought my own Macs, did the work on them at home, and transferred it to my Dell laptop when I went in, then transferred it back when I came home. For years. Years. I am now posting on a MacBook Pro (2.0 GHz, 2GB RAM) that was officially bought by employer. Yes, I wish I could have waited for the 17", or gotten a better HD. Yes, it would be nice if I hadn't gotten the Mac on the condition that there be zero additional cost (i.e., all additional hardware, software, packs, sleeves, etc will be bought by me). But... I AM USING A MAC AT WORK - officially! It is bliss. Spell checking as I type. Exposé. Widgets. All of OS X. I cannot easily describe how wonderful it is, and how much nicer this looks than the Dell/IBM laptops we use. Before now, I've spent $0 on work equipment. Now, I've gotten a sleeve, a screen protector, a BT mouse, a sling pack (on its way), some software... many $'s of stuff. Out of my pocket. And I love it. I had almost lost hope, but I persevered. While I cannot guarantee success for my fellow forced-to-use-Windows MR members, I can say that, sometimes, dreams can come true. Keep trying.