hello there again! i wanted to purchase the PowerBook 17" today at my local bookstore at UCSD (less than a mile away). i was ready to purchase a new one when I was told that all 4 of them had Jaguar installed, not Panther. They told me that i would need to pay $69.00 for an upgrade CD, or else they would give me $20 credit/off. so, after hearing several unpleasant reviews regarding loading Panther onto an ex-Jaguar machine, i decided to just head back to my local Apple Store (UTC). you see, at UCSD, the price was $2,650, which would be $50 less than a normal education discount @ Apple Store. I really don't care, so I am going tomorow. But, i have one question- will you still be eligible for education discount if you bring along a really close, and family-friend teacher (actually professor, who teaches at UCSD)?? i would then be buying the PowerBook myself, but simply using his ID for the discount. Will Apple Store allow that, or must i actually be a student/teacher to qualify? thanks! PS: All PowerBook's @ Apple Store are already w/ Panther!