Hi all, I am a current Windows XP user and I really do not like it and I am looking at buying a Mac mini. I am going for the affordable option as my PC that I am currently using has very good specs and cost me a lot of money so I can't afford a expensive Mac right now. My main question is how does the Core solo 1.5Ghz compare to the Core Duo 1.66Ghz? I can get the Core Solo for a very low price of $699AUD and I can get the Core Duo for $950AUD, both have 512Mb RAM, 60Gb and 80Gb respectively, Combo Drive for Solo, Super Drive for Duo and the bad Intel graphics. I am just wondering if the Duo is worth the $250AUD more than the Solo? How does the Solo perform compared to the Duo? I don't run much multi-media apart from games on my PC so I doubt that I will use a Mac for for it either. I won't do much multi tasking on the Mac and will use it only for iTunes for my iPod, internet browsing, chat, email and the odd DVD every now and then. This is why I am considering getting a Solo because I think that a Duo (and the fact that it is cheaper) may not be needed in my case. Does anyone here know how would a Core Solo 1.5Ghz compare to my old Pentium4 2Ghz? I know that the Core architecture is far better than the Pentium's but will the slower clock speed make the Core Solo slower than the Pentium? I am also a bit curious about how Mac OS X Tiger as I have never used a Mac before. Can someone just give me a brief overview of it's major differences to Windows XP. Sorry about all the questions (I could keep on going but I will stop for now) but as the title suggest, I am new to Mac's and I also have little experience with Intel CPU's apart from my one P4, I had always used AMD's and I currently have a Athlon X2. Thanks in advance for any help/answers that you may offer.