When I go back to school I am going to get a laptop. I've been wanting an apple computer for ages and I am tired of PCs. Since I don't know much about Apple I really don't know what do except.For the last few days I'm been researching on apple computers searching forum, review etc to help me get a better understanding. I need the computer to be able to view, edit and storage photo graphic design image and photo manipation I use adobe imageready, Cs, Illustrator, email net surfing instant messaging watch and burn dvds listen and burn cds One of the big concerns I have with apple is the compatiability. Does ibook or powerbook work well with pcs? Are they able are to share and software? I am going to take some classes online I need to be able to communicate back and for with my professors.So they software that comes with either the ibook or powerbook compatiable with there sofware. If I get the ibook or powerbook I was thinking about buy the Office 2004 for Mac - Student and Teacher Edition.What kind of office sofware that the powerbook or ibook have included? I'm on a very limited income and every penny I can save helps. I'm noticed that Apple sells reburished ibook and powerbook. does anybody know where I can find better baragins? If I buy new computer with deal I would probably take advantage of the student discount.Can I use student discount on refurshied computers? Would be less expensive to buy a computer with deal or pay and buy one through the school's reseller?