Ok, I've worked in IT forever. I make a considerable amount of money developing applications on Windows based systems. I love technology. It makes sense. Well, it did until I encountered recovery for my mac mini! I've been punching in start up key sequences trying to get the mini to respond with something other than the bloody blinking "?" The only thing that is consistent is starting up in open firmware. Holding the "Option" key does bring up the blue screen with the refresh and arrow icons. But only twice (in the dozens of times I tried) has it actually displayed the available boot volumes. When I did click one it booted to what? The blinking "?". I've decided to reinstall the OS. I just wonder how may days it will take to finally get the blasted CD to actually boot. I'll have to keep at it until I get it because, I love my Mac. It's wonderful. But the PC has recovery ALL OVER the MAC. It's simple and predictable. Yes, yes I know it needs it more often. But when I have to do it I know that what I execute will happen every time. Not so with the Mac. Pathetic.