I am about to enter my freshmen year of college, and I have been awarded a fellowship that includes, among other things, a $2500 allowance for a siingle computer, my choice, just present the receipt, and they'll write me a check. I have always thought about buying Apple. I have friends that own them, and they love them, etc. (The story every switcher tells, I'm sure.) But here begins the problems. One, I've read on this site that I should wait to purchase a Powerbook. Thus, that's the first problem. I need it by two weeks from now, and cannot wait a year and a half to get one. I'm worried that a new update will make my model obsolete (which has become a computer buzzword, I know). I would hate to go through that process. Two, I'm not a big gamer, but occassionally I've purchased games and played them, and I'm worried that once I buy a Mac I'll have to kiss all that goodbye due to compatibility. True? False? Comments, please. Three, I run a website, and have used Frontpage to update it for years. I know there's no Mac version of Frontpage, and so I'm wondering what I would use to update my website. Any thoughts? Experience. As I mentioned earlier, though I've thought about buying a Mac before, this is the first time I've really had $2500 lying around to actually buy a proper one (usually I purchase computers that cost not much more than $1500). So, I guess, what I'm asking is, is this the right time for me to purchase a Mac. Or should the combined effect of the possible update, gaming predilection, and website maintenence dissuade me from getting one until later. As I am sure it is obviously clear, I know nothing about anything Apple related, and was hoping you guys (and girls) could sketch me a more clear template from which to base my decision. Thank you very much for your time in reading this, and if you respond, for your time in responding!