I just ordered an iMac. Specifically: Intel Core Duo 1.83Ghz 17" iMac. 160 GB Hard Drive 1 GB RAM 8X SuperDrive ATi X1600 Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard I got it for $600. Now, this is the first Macintosh I will own, and I'm excited about it. I've been a Windows user for years. I ran my own computer repair business. My knowledge of Windows systems is extensive, and I have a reputation among my friends and peers as the "guy who can save them all", for my ability to bring any PC near death back to full life again. I say this because some of my friends and colleagues are aghast that I have purchased an iMac. The first complaint was that the Mac doesn't have any power, that for a desktop it's very underpowered. They also told me that the Mac can't handle games at all. Some of them have even expressed disdain that I would dare buy a Macintosh. You see, I was the stalwart guy, the Windows user you couldn't convince. I hated the Mac commercials, I felt Macs were a small percentage of the market not because they served a specific purpose, but because they weren't good enough to cut it. Now, I know this Mac isn't one of those top of the line new models, but from what I was told it's a very capable system. It's a refurb, but according to the vendor I purchased it from, didn't have a previous owner and is brand new, even with all the papers and the forms and boxes. So I thought I would visit this forum as it was the first one on Google for me. Is the Mac I described above a good machine, or did I get hosed? I type this from an HP running Vista, one I purchased for a family member, and I'm so tired of this OS and all of it's failings. I'm tired of Windows. I'm tired of Microsoft giving me the runaround and telling me failures and glitches are my fault, that security holes are because I made them, even if I didn't know they existed. I'm tired of having to run an anti-virus program, a malware program, dozens of maintenance programs just to keep everything up to speed. I was so tired of it that I sold my AMD 64 X2 4400+ with 2 GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, nVidia 8500GT and 22" Acer widescreen LCD monitor, and had just enough to buy this iMac. I am that tired. So I ask you honestly, is MacOS going to do to me what Microsoft has done for the past 15 years? I mean, I'll know in 8 days (that's when my Mac arrives at my doorstep), but I want to be ready for it. J.