Greetings Mac Rumors! I am like many out there the proud owner of a 2007 white core 2 duo macbook. and i love it! Over the past few years(ive had it since december 2007) its been an amazing machine! Last year i gave it an upgrade from the original 1gb ram, 120gb hard drive and leopard. I bought snow leopard, got 4gb ram and a woping, 750GB seagate barracuda! Its been great! There are a few questions i do have as i do want to keep using this machine for at least 2 more years. Many computers off the shelf compare in specs with the AMD E1,E2 series and celerons and pentium series. If im not mistaken the Intel core 2 duo at 2.2ghz still beats those! so i wanna still use it for daily email, school homework as i will finishing high school this year. Anyways. what id like to know. how well will this machine run with lion installed? using snow leopard this past year i've noticed the machine does have a few lag spots. such as scrolling on certain web pages and the dock mode of applications but its minor. im seeing snow leopard is coming to end its support so i want to upgrade. Will it be a good choice or should i continue using what i am? i have never used lion and i dont want a laggy machine. and if i do decide to upgrade where can i get a physical copy. will apple ship me one of their thumb drives? The next question is a boot camp question. I read somewhere online that if i wish to install windows 8 via boot camp i need version 5. im currently using 3.04. Am i able to upgrade just the boot camp or is it only possible with the OS upgrade to lion? i had XP running in bootcamp but id like to have something more modern. Ive noticed 8 runs WAY faster then 7 and since all i will be doing on windows is a little web browsing, photoshop and maybe a little bit of java coding i figured maybe 8s a good idea. what do you think? 7 or 8? My next question is heat. right now just this window open im running at 35 degrees celcuis. fans running at 2500 rpm. but ive noticed as soon as a video on youtube plays its increases fast! is that normal with these models now? My last question is on a PC you can disable certain things to make it faster. what can i do to speed it up a bit? its not bad but i know it can be a little better.. If you have read all of that. Thank-you. i look forward to reading responses. I dont have a tone of money and i love this machine so if i can keep using it for a few more years i will be happy. THanks and please let me know.