i'm looking around for a Mac for my parents, mostly my mom. she'll only use it for web surfing and emailing. she might use some iphoto (but no serious pic editing) and some itunes (no iTMS) but not much more than that. since my parents are mostly concerned about the price (needless to say, for my mom, $500 dell would pretty much suffice out of the box.), i'm considering three things: 1) "new" crt imac 2) used crt imac 3) bare min. emac i'd like them to have seamless japanese integration, so i'm NOT considering PCs. (i know windows can also handle japanese, but i find os x handling much better...) requirements: 1) os x - my mom would be the type to appreciate the eye candies. UI responsiveness won't be an issue for her, so i'd like her to have os x. 2) modem 3) at least 15" screen (no ibooks...) their eyes aren't as sharp as mine... i guess my question is, what do you consider to be the bare min. imac/g3/ram you need to "comfortably" run OS X? where could i find good (both quality and reputation) new/refurb/used crt imacs? or should they go for broke and get an emac that will probably last them good five years? oh, i also forgot to mention... printers. my dad has an old printer (canon bubble jet) with a parallel port connection. even though new usb printers cost like $50 now, he's kinda stuck on the old printer. is there any option (inexpensive) to connect a parallel port device to a mac? it will probably need a driver software too, no..??