I am into Web design, but the entry level market in Alaska is null, and the professional market is scant. Although there are hundreds of administrative assistant, office clerk, desktop support, etc. positions which are 100% Winblows. So, I am in the job market and am thinking of going for the the MOS certificate and an AAS in CIOS (Office Support and Microsoft Office) or an AA in accounting. The job market here is essentially Wintel, with very few jobs at the newspaper using Macs. For the education requirements and certification I am thinking of getting a machine (Intel, AMD, etc) that would be beneficial for using Office, .Net, Project and Visio, hell no would I connect it to the Internet. I have used Virtual PC before and it's slow and crashes a lot more than Winblows ME. So what would be a good dedicated machine for running M$ apps, something cheap?