Hi folks. I've decided to buy a Mac, but I've got a few concerns as to when exactly I'll make my purchase. I've decided on the iMac 17", with the 1Gb of RAM, without any upgrades. It's pretty much breaking the bank on me in the first place, so I can't really afford to have an outdated machine in a year. I know that the current line of iMacs have been around for a few years, and have considered the possibility that they're going to re-design the machine in the coming year. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about this. Also, I've seen leopard and I am impressed. Is leopard slated for release soon? as in the next month or so? or is it still being worked on? I'd like to buy a machine with leopard loaded on it, but If it's a ways off I'll go with what's available now. I just don't want to have to cough up even more $ for an update only a few weeks after I buy a new machine. I was in an apple store yesterday, and all the iMac machines on display were loaded with Microsoft Word and Excel. Since the store had about 300 customers at any given time and only about 10 associates, I didn't have the time to wait to talk to an associate. I want to know if those programs come loaded on the machine out-of-the-box? Finally, are there any seasonal deals, or special bargains that I should look out or wait for that may be coming up? (other than refurbs). Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide!