I know this must be getting pretty redundant.. the same old 'to mac or not to mac' question, but here's my twist: I don't use windows! No matter which review I read or which forum I go to, there's always the assumption that pc=windows . But, I have been a dedicated linux user for the last few years and I don't have the same stability, spyware, virus woes as the typical windows users do. Now, I'm going to but a laptop for college soon, and I can't decide whether I should opt for the mac, because I will be using linux or FreeBsd on my laptop if it isn't a mac anyways. I will use my laptop for the usual wordprocessing: OpenOffice.org! , intenet, e-mail, and the occassional photo/video editing. I will also want to do some programming and compiling on the machine. So, my question is, in your sincere opinion, do you think I should buy an ibook or should I go instead for a pentium/AMD based laptop? I think the PB is still a bit out of reach for me.. how much will it be with a student discount anyways? Well, there are still a few months till I have to buy the laptop, so may be the prices will come down a bit then. Any opinion?