Lauren, girl to girl, let me tell you something as someone who has experienced both windows (even the new boy) Vista and mac.. Mac will be up and at it in no time. Mac will keep going longer and harder and will never let you down. Windows takes ages to get going! Windows has been a bit free and easy and you will need protection. But he is a sensitive soul and let you know to the point of exasperation that you don't have enough protection and the truth is he's right, you probably haven't. Mac is strong and silent, he is always there, always ready for you, always up. Boy is windows moody. You will have to control, alt delete before you know it and still he won't respond, there is no shaking him out of it when he gets like this! I try I make sure he has he needs but he still lets me down. Trying to break him out of these non responding episodes would test any relationship! But if know how to control, alt delete at least you can get by. Lauren, please just listen to some good advice, true mac is a bit more but in the long run he will pay you back ten fold. He is that sort of guy, he is loyal and he just keeps going and going and going. He never tires, he is relentless and will always satisfy you, fully. Windows may look attractive at first but he will let you down and you life will crash big time, Listen believe me once you go mac you'll never go back..