Two issues: 1. The most important question first, with 3 small children under the age of 6 it is important that once they are in bed and asleep, ( than you God...), they not be awakened by the audio splash whenever I turn on my mac pro. I have turned down, muted, covered the speakers with duct tape...there must be a way to eliminate that annoying audio opening chime. 2. I am the first amongst my peers to take the plunge into 'Mac World' and having discovered the fun and adventure? of video chatting with other Mac users using iChat and my .Mac account...I would like to help my poor PC neighbors into the world of 'video chat'. iChat is supposed to be compatible with 'AIM' but I can't find the right combination yet. I have searched this site, had my PC friends download the older version ( 5.9.xxxx ) of AIM, the newest version, ( 6.5.xxx) and every version inbetween. Had them remove the routers, connect directly to the DSL modems, upgrade their service for greater bandwith...you name it I think we have tried it. With the older version of AIM there is no 'video' icon displayed at the bottom of the buddies list, with the newer version there is but whenever I try to invite them and they click on 'accept' it shows they have 'timed out' at their end, and 'did not accept' at my end. Sometimes there is a 'communication error' dialoge box at my end, sometimes not. I am sure someone has figured out how to do this. Could you share a tip or two? Thanks, Jim W.