I've been using Windows for almost 19 years and have decided over the past several months that it is time to make a permanent switch to Macintosh. The final straw happened when my hp pavilion developed some sort of motherboard issue that wouldn't let it connect to wireless networks .... 7 hours and 5 disconnected calls with some technicians in India and I decided I will switch over to the Mac - my limited usage with them in cyber cafe's or friend's homes convinced me that it is a superior machine ... I will be purchasing a MacBook Pro. I figure I could do fine with a MacBook, but the more power in the Pro (and the silver!) makes it seem like the perfect choice. I've been doing tons of investigating and Google research trying to "delve" into the world of Apple/Macintosh. I've learned a lot of things. I was originally planning to wait till around September to purchase the laptop, but I discovered a site called mactactic.com that said the time to buy a MacBook is now and there is no point in waiting ... I saw that Leopard was being released then so I figured a new MacBook would accompany it. But this brings me to another question something I realized last night ... is Leopard a new OS? or simply an upgrade to OSX Tiger - meaning will I have to purchase Leopard or will it be a free update for OS that will come on the MacBook Pro I purchase? I have full confidence that switching to Macintosh is the right decision. If anyone has any other advice they can offer me, I'm a sponge and more than willing to listen. Thanks.