Hi there I am going to university next year and has been contemplating of getting a laptop. I have always been interested in the macbook for the reasons; better OS, design in general and etc. However; recently, I have just discovered Linux and have been enjoying it enormously. Now, I am leaning strongly towards a thinkpad installed with Linux and Windows XP. I have been considering this for the reasons that, for a similar price, I can get a vastly better specifs on a equally if not better built computer. With the discovery of Linux, OS is no longer a concern for me; nor is OSX as "flashy", unique and user friendly as it use to appeal to me. As well, I can also install OSX "mackintosh" if desired. Now I am thinking, beside the "sexyness and fashionable" factors (ie. unibody design, superior trackpad), is there any other reasons why a macbook (pro) would be better for me??? Thank you for your inputs and suggestions. P.S. I also do not care very much for the glossy screens, in part due to my eye problems; as well, I do not mind (actually quite enjoys) the thinkpad's retro looks. The longer battery that I have heard is a very big plus for me, as well as the quality of construction that the thinkpad are known for.