I'll be making the LEAP from PC to Mac in the next week or two. I'll be buying a Mini and use my existing Samsung monitor and wireless MS keyboard and mouse to start with. I have a wired network with DSL, another PC, Laptop, ATV, and printer connected. I had my house wired when it was built several years ago so I'm not concerned about going wireless yet. My computer is used mainly for internet, email, audio, photo, and video. In addition I use it to log onto my email from work using a Citrix network connection. My plan is to buy a 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with the super drive and 2 GB of RAM and the 120 GB hdd from Apple direct. I'm also going to buy two NewerTech mini stacks at 500 GB each and store all my personal files including audio, video, and photo on it and use the internal Mini hdd for applications only. I will keep them synced and rotate them out monthly and store one at work for safe keeping. Does this sound like a good plan and are the NewerTech drives a good choice? Any other hardware suggestions? On the software side besides the Apple iLife software what else do I need for photo editing, creating movies from home video, CD ripping/burning and DVD ripping/burning. I've read a bit about Handbrake and Mac the ripper and they seem like they will do what I need. I currently use Adobe Photoshop, Nero, and iTunes, Quicken, Firefox, DVD Shrink, along with MS Office Standard. OK here comes the typical PC question and one of the reasons why I'm making the switch........I really don't need any anti-virus software? What about SPAM and such? Any other suggestions please pass them along. Thanks in advance.