Hi, I thought it might be interesting to have a thread to share stories about how OS X helped save the day giving real world examples. Here are a few of my stories to get it started: #1: A colleague & I were in a rush to go a meeting, but neither of us had printed some needed information. It was almost the end of the work day & he had already shut off his computer (something Windows users tend to do regularly whereas Mac users tend to take advantage of Sleep for a variety of reasons) & was rebooting his XP machine, but I just woke my Mac up & started printing the information. As a test, I said let's see what happens if I also reboot & print. Even though he had higher h/w specs a huge head start, I was able to reboot & reopen OS X Mail to print the message before his machine could finish booting & load Outlook. OS X ran circles around his machine with less bloated software. #2: A colleague exported a file which contains Chinese characters, & then declared the file to be corrupted as the double byte unicode characters would not display properly on his XP machine. He sent me a copy. With OS X's default international support, I was able to demonstrate that the file was not corrupted. Then he found out that he had to install support for Eastern European languages, which entailed filing an IT ticket so someone could come by his desk with a Windows XP installation CD to add support & then he had to reboot. It was a tremendous loss of time compared to OS X. #3: not OS X per se... a colleague sent me an Office 2007 pptx file he could not open in Office 2005 using a converter from Microsoft. On my Mac, I used OpenOffice to open that file with no problems, demonstrating that sometimes free OpenOffice is more compatible with MS Office than MS Office is with MS Office.