Hey, this is my first post so let me introduce myself I'm 17 and on my way to college soon. I currently work part time at Best Buy in the computer department. I know a lot about the ipod but not much about apples. I have been using PCs with Windows for the past 8 years. Before that, I had a Mac Performa. I don't know anything about apple but I know a ton about PCs. I built both of my computers at home so i am familiar with computer components (RAM, hard drive, etc.) and the windows OS. I have used a Mac Performa before, but other than Fine Artist, Clarisworks and emptying the trash, i don't remember much since i was so small. for college, if all goes well i hope to end up with the new 15" powerbook that is supposed to come out (the one with DDR ram). I think they call this the aluminum and not the titanium. I have been browsing the powerbook forum at apple.com but i havent learned much. After looking through the stupid PC user questions thread, I realized how much i have to educate myself. i really like (and need) to do research thoroughly before i buy something of this much value. I know most of you will see these questions as dumb, I just have found it hard to find someone who can help me learn about apples. It seems like it is 2 different worlds between Wintels (i hope that lingo is right) and apple. Although i am closed off in the wintel world, i would like to open up and learn more about apple. Let me start off with some questions and hopefully i will get some good responses: 1. Windows and Apple hard drives are formatted differently. OSX and windows are totally different from what I hear. Is there a way to sum up this difference. Also how does OS9 relate to OSX. If you can use examples from the WINtel world, it might help me understand. 2. "where's the c: drive" I guess that has to do with the format of the hard drive. How is the hard drive partitioned. 3. Is the regular airport card the 802.11b and the extreme card is 802.11g? 4. What is the standard internet browser that most Apple users use? Can you use Internet Explorer? 5. After briefly using a powerbook at the Apple store near me, i found that exiting programs is a little different from windows. Xing out a program just puts it in the dock. TO exit the program you must pull down the menu from the top and exit. Am i right? 6. how can i uninstall [insert name of program here]...again sorry for the dumb questions 7. how do you change screen resolution? 8.How does the dock in OSX function? 9. There is only 1 mouse button. How does this work? I am very used to a left click and right click. I know that you can buy a usb 2 button mouse to use with an apple but what would the right click button do in that case? Sorry if i seem hopeless...but i really want to switch over from PC to mac. It seems like i have a lot to learn but I am very willing. Thanks for any help. -naveed p.s. is there a mac for dummies book somewhere?