before you flame me consider this. I don't think that apple will allow clones again, but since from what I hear mac os x is either mostly ported or can easily be ported to wintel. What if apple did that but the only way that you could run os x on a pentuim or amd is if you bought the computer from them. so you could buy a quicksilver with a g4, pentium 4 or and amd. Now, granted they could only ship the the ported version of mac os x with these computers to guarentee that people would not install it on a wintel box, but I think apple could do it. Then no one could say that apple is slower or behind, because people could use the processor of their choice. Also, this wouldn't hurt apple's hardware sales. Just wondering what you guys thought.