I bought a new mac back in October thinking it was the ****... I was right. Best thing I ever did. The thing is now I am in school for CSIT and need to be able to use xp and linux on a regular basis. I am kind of a new user and need some real help with this one. I don't know how much space I should dedicate to windows and linux swaps. I have the last generation mac with 2.4GHz intel duo core, 2 gigs of ram, 160 hard drive. It is the second model up in the last line up. Can anyone give me some help. I plan on reformating then going from the ground up.