Hello All!! I've been reading these forums for the last six months (finally registered in May) & everyone here has been EXTREMELY helpful. I've been a PC user since the early 90's, so I was pretty hesitant to make the switch to a Mac. However, I have just become soo frustrated with Micro$oft & their crappy OS (not to mention viruses, pop-ups, etc) that I decided to make the switch. I just now pulled the trigger on a BRAND NEW MBP!! I've been saving up for quite awhile, so this is an EXCITING day for me !!! I definitely did more research on this than I have any other purchase I've made. I purchased the base-model MBP 2.2Ghz with a glossy screen. I went ahead & spent the extra $$ for 2-3 day shipping, but it says that it'll ship by July 27- Aug 1 & Delivered by July 31 - Aug 6. How accurate are these estimates usually?? (Especially since I paid for expedited shipping.) I hope it gets here sooner than that -- I start law school on Aug. 14th & I'm sure I won't be able to pick up on everything about the OS in a week I've done a lot of searching through the forums, so I won't ask what programs I should install once I get it....But if anyone out there uses their Mac for law school, I'd sure be interested to hear what programs you specifically use for school. I've seen some OmniOutliner Pro tutorials on-line, so I am thinking about using that for taking notes in class. Anybody else use this? Any other advice you guys have would be greatly appreciated!! I'm sure that I'll have many more questions once my MBP arrives. Hope everyone can put up with yet another newb!!