I have a few more weeks to take advantage of educational discounts before I leave my university job, so Ive decided to switch to Apple while I can do it on the cheap probably going to go with the 15.2 Powerbook. I would be grateful for more information about software and options. For instance, is Applecare really worth it (after all, wouldnt most problems crop up in the first year)? Is it better to go with Final Cut Express or Final Cut Pro for someone taking up video editing? Is FCP under educational license eligible for future upgrades under normal terms? Is Appleworks a viable alternative to Office X (I will need to share lots of documents with windows office users)? What exactly is Entourage and how is it different from Outlook? Are there any good free web editors for OSX or should I invest in Dreamweaver? Any other software I should load up on?