Hello, hello! I have been searching an answer to my question on the internet but the answers I found didn't seem as clear cut. I just bought a 30 GB Black iPod Video G5.5 as a birthday present for my dad. While I know this isn't the newest model, I heard that it boots faster and the sound quality is better. My dad doesn't really have all that a mega-music collection so this seemed ideal. I have been trying to get my parents to switch over to a mac. The PC we have back home is well over 5 years old and the monitor is only like 10 inches wide, lol. This matter is still pending. Seeing that I just bought a MacBook Pro for university my parents are hesitant but really they need a desperate upgrade and they know it. My question is if music is loaded on an ipod from a Windows XP, will it continue to work on a Mac (of course I'll have to download iTunes for both platforms). This is just in case they do settle for an iMac or so. Also, I might give my dad my 2nd gen Nano (he likes both these ipods), but the nano already has my music which I fed into it on a Mac platform. Will it work if I reset it into a factory state and start uploading music on a XP? Many thanks! Sorry if this appears confusing.