I just saw that the shipping status on my new (and first ever) mac was changed to Shipped on: Mar 25, 2008 via FEDERAL EXPRESS Its a: Macbook Pro 2.5ghz 4gb Ram 200gb 7200RPM harddrive (with many external drives) 15.4iinch glossy screen (will be hooked mostly to external) Now, here comes the intro to question: This is replacing my windows desktop so once I transfer licenses/rebuy/buy new software here is what will be going on it: Mac OSX: Adobe Master Collection (99% of components installed) Corel Painter X Maya Ultimate 2008 Logic Express Adobe Lightroom Circus Ponies Notebook (It looks like a great replacement to OneNote which I use a ton) Windows XP Pro(I have to install this): MS Visual Studio 2008 Now the question: Do you think it would be better to install these on the laptop harddrive? Or would I be better off installing on externals (I hear on the mac I can use eSata)? I know on windows it would bog the machine down pretty good but I wasnt sure about mac. This machine was bought to be a fairly portable homebrew game programming/design studio since I have to travel between multiple places now. If I have to install on externals no biggie cause they come with me.