Hello everyone! I've been lurking for a while, and wanted to share my "virtual" happiness in becoming a Mac convert today!!! Ever since visiting an Apple store while on a business trip in California, I have been very intrigued by the G5 Powermac. I was not aware that Apple had come so far since the days of my trusted IIe and IIgs, and after chatting with the expert in the Genius Bar at the San Jose store, I was hooked! To make the long story short, I have been waiting for the new line to come out along with the rest of you, but the sweet deal on the refurbished site for the dual 2Ghz G5s made me take the plunge! I called Apple saled to inquire about the video card that is on the refurbished models, and found out they have the ATI Radeon 9600 Pro. Woohoo! Then the salesman knocked off an additional $100 if I would order right then... (got the dual 2Ghz G5 w/ATI Radeon 9600 for $2299) ...double woohoo!!! Here's what I got: Dual G5 2Ghz Refurbished PowerMac w/ATI Radeon 9600 Apple 20" Cinematic Display iSight Airport Extreme card AppleCare I will probably be asking a lot of you questions from time to time because I have very little hands-on experience with Panther, but have been reading voraciously. I'm also a Linux fan, so I hope to tinker with the PPC distros on there as well. The Unix core of OS X is probably 60-70% the reason I was convinced that Apple was the way to go! My name is Joe... and I switched to a Mac.