I was a big believer in the famous cheap OS X theory - look at how much they charge for Vista... But then I think, we are actually buying "upgrades" from Apple, aren't we. Every Mac is pre-loaded with Mac OS X, so any new OSes purchased can ONLY be UPGRADES. Then I went on to Google about Windows Upgrade pricing, Woooo! Even the Vista Ultimate ain't that expensive, and the basic and business version even cost less. Let's not talk about the "quality" issues here, that's not what I'm after. Just to prove that Mac OS X is cheaper than Windows is a fake argument. It is better, that's all why we love it, but it's certainly not cheaper. Btw... looks like Apple is to make iLife for free when they are selling Retail version of Leopard. Shall we thank Microsoft for this? At least now we don't need to pay twice @ retail price for a single upgrade. *rant after the news of delayed leopard.