I've always wanted a Mac, ever since I bought an iPod. I was, frankly, an Apple hater until I discovered iPod. I even thought of buying a Zune, I hated Apple so much. But, the iPod ultimately won, since it had more compatability, accessories and software. I got an iPad the day after release, and I've followed Apple day by day since then. I did some research about getting a Mac around the time I got the iPad, but I still haven't gotten around to making any purchases. My current computer (a really powerful - and, sadly, really expensive - HP gaming rig) is a long way from needing a replacement, and Windows 7 is a huge step up for Microsoft. Not that I'm having second thoughts. It's just that I'm not sure, when the time comes, how to go about switching. Should my future Mac be a side device, something mainly for portability for real 'work', like writing, or even web browsing? Should I keep a Windows machine for gaming and compatability? Or should I install Windows on the Mac, too? How hard is it to install Windows via Bootcamp, and how well does it work? I mean, is it a hassle, and will it lead to a lot of problems? I don't guess viruses that might infect the Windows portion could hurt OSX, but I'm concerned it might hog so much of the resources that neither Windows or OSX work very well on it. And how about Wine, how does that work for installing the programs that I might want to bring with me?