ARGH! Just thought I'd vent my anger somewhat. Here's the story, sorry for the slightly long post: I work for a company that is using PeeCee's due to their main program switching from Mac & PC, to a PC only variant. Fair enough. I was recruited last year as a graphic designer for them, we're steadily hiring more designers for some big things coming up. These "black hell dell boxs" we have as I call them, are fine for the programs they use, but they croak at the heavy Photoshop, InDesign and Rendering that I and we do. Such to an extent it slow me up working. I've talked to my directors, and they've given the go-ahead to get some mac pro's for the office, along with some ACD's. Relief! The next day I get a response from some IT guy that doesn't really raise his head in the office, and I quote: I was pretty annoyed, and it's pretty obvious from his comments that this so-called IT specialist, is ill-informed and some PC fanboy/Mac hater, take your pick. To be so blase and say they are not fast is simply a joke. Not fast, in what context? I'll line up a quad-core xeon Mac Pro in CS3 and Rendering, against the crap-box's we have here, and any PC he can line up aside, and we'll see who's smiling at the end of it. It's like trying to win an argument by "saying Macs don't play games"; both short sighted, ignorant, out-of-date and un-educated. What I don't have much experience on however, is syncing up these Mac Pros (in OSX) to a windoze network. We have terrabytes of data stored on a network spread over 8 or so main network drives. I presume it is no problem, but I'd like to be sure from any of your experiences that it's no hastle to connect up the network we have set up. Secondly, is there someway to integrate through OSX (without using parralels/bootcamp) with Microsoft Outlook, emails & calendar etc. We will be installing bootcamp, but I'd like to stay in OSX as much as I can. Does Mail in OSX integrate well with Microsoft Outlook? Many thanks for your help guys.