my friend is looking at switching to a powerbook. he just bought a 2500$ dell computer and hates it however, he is concerned about software. he is a lighting designer (for play/musical sets) and also does music work- editing. he currently uses cool edit for music and vector works cad for plots. woo! i have 4 almost-converted friends. this would be my fifth. the other four are now saving up to buy apple laptops!