hey, i've posted some questions before and appreciate the information i was given. but of course, i have thought up some more questions. i want to buy an ipod or ipod mini fairly soon, but currently i only have a windows computer. so if i buy a ipod for windows, will i be able to somehow convert it to an ipod for a mac? i ask this because i plan on buying a powerbook for college. i've already been accepted into college, and placed my deposit, so am i now allowed to use my edu discount or do i have to wait until i am actually enrolled? what is a 'kernal panic'? could i configure my powerbook to 'snyc' with my webspace, rather than to a .mac account? i like the idea of being able to just 'sync' data and stuff right to the web, but i don't want to buy a .mac account. i am guessing i am going to have to use an ftp client. i fear that i am starting to anticipate this perfect computing experience when i switch to a mac, but to be completely honest my experience with windows xp has been fine. i leave my computer on for days, if a program hangs up it doesn't crash the os, etc. windows isn't drivng me away or anything, but rather the sleek look of the powerbooks, extensive features are attracting me. so if maybe a few recent switchers could address my fears, that'd be cool. thanks in advance.