I see A LOT of comments like "OSX is just better......its so intuitive......things just work......it doesn't crash...." here. Granted, its an apple enthuseist forum so that's to be expected. I really had no good reason to switch to Mac. I was happy with my pcs, although I did have some annoyances occasionally. But these were mostly do to older hardware needing upgraded and the fact the hard drive had not been reformatted in over 3yrs. I didn't have any of the major headaches most people say they do. I think a lot of that comes from people carelessly installing anything that looks cool without knowing what's actually there. (ie - spyware) I was very, very particular about what went on my pc. Never any viruses, never any spyware found. So basically why I bought the mini was I needed a new computer. I was always interested in trying a mac out, didn't really feel like building yet another pc, so I just went with the mini. If nothing else I could always run XP off of that. I've yet to install bootcamp as I figured I'd give osx my full attention at first, basically make myself learn how to get around. But I have to say one major disagreement I have it that its not so intuitive as people make out. I'm no MS fanboy or anything, but I don't have any deep seated hatred for them like so many here either. I remember the first computer I had with Windows 98. I knew NOTHING about it, but it was just easier to get around on. First time I used Windows Movie Maker I had a short movie made in no time. I tried to make one in iMovie and had to scrap it several times cause I just couldn't figure it out. Also, in my week with the mini I've had 1 freeze up that required a reboot, 1 program that hung, icons disappearing occasionally from my toolbar, and this morning I click on the dashboard and all my widgets were gone. So OSX isn't without problems and annoyances like many claim are only found in MS products. I don't expect to know how to do everything having come from years and years of MS OS'. As a matter of fact I was at Barnes and Noble yesterday expressly looking for a Dummies guide or something for OSX. (The Missing Manual by Pogue seems to be the one recommended by a lot of people here) Maybe I was just expecting too much, like some earth shattering experience. Well, its ok so far, but nothing spectacular. I will say that I'm still amazed at the size of the mini. I mean the thing is smaller than a shoebox with all it has packed inside, its really remarkable. Hope people don't take this the wrong way. Wasn't trying to bash apple or anything. Not taking my mini back anytime soon. Just an honest opinion from a new mac user.