All, This is my first post and a chance to become another apple user. What I am not looking for is not a flame war but honest answers to honest questions. What I believe is that you get the right tool for the job and am not a fanboi for anyone. Sorry for the odd introduction but I have this impression that Apple folks are all fanbois though I really want to be wrong. That said, and I am sorry if I offended anyone and here is the question I am considering an Apple purchase. Currently I have a home built PC running a dual boot Vista/XP install. I have been building PCs for about a decade. Generally, my time on the computer is spent with surfing, bills and some games. I am considering an Apple to replace my desktop because it is time for an upgrade. I have heard that you might be able to get OS X installed on non Apple desktops and I am looking for more information around this. The point is that I could try Apple or without paying at least $500 for a mini. Has anyone tried this? If I could do it and decided that I liked OS X I would actually buy a Mac. Thanks.