Hi, this is not meant to be provocative. I need another ""PC"" . This boot camp thing is really making me think about an apple this time as if I can run windows as well as what ever os apple runs I hopefully can have the best of both worlds. I have been onto the apple website and see that I can get (in Australia) an iMac for 1999$. It looks good but does it come with any useful software (not meaning to be snide here) but as far as I can tell all it comes with is ilife so I can make music, edit videos and store photos but I need boring office type software I'm afraid ie a MS Offices type programme. Essential is a word processor compatible with MS Word, same for spreadsheet (excel) and adobe PDF writer as well. I could get a Dell system (equivalent ram and hard disk ) for around a $1100 which includes MS Works or for a few 100 $ full MS Office. OK its much bigger (a huge tower compared to the sleek all in one apple-very sexy) no video, music and photo multi media editing stuff but this is an office machine) So should I spend an extra 1000 or so dollars on the imac and does it come with a office software as I can't tell from the apple webiste, they mention iworks but is this included and is it a wordprocessor, spreadheet, database suite or just software to create brochures? If it isn't, apple, if you want to sell to anyone but the hobbiest you should include an office suite although if I had my way I'd love to edit videos all day. If all I get is a nice one piece compact design I can't justify the expense of paying twice as much for it. My heart says apple but my mind is saying PC - I would love to get an apple but I have to be quite hard nosed about it. Reccommendations anyone? I really don't have any axe to grind for Microsoft or Apple. I am happy with Windows XP and don't buy into the Bill Gates is evil debate but I have always had a soft spot for apple.