I'm going to be entering college in August & I'm currently a Windows (XP) user. I tried out my cousins Macbook Pro (not the latest one) & I love the OS. I want to get the black Macbook. Now, I'm aware that the new OS is coming out in October (prob end Oct?) but I don't know if I have the patience to wait for it & whether it is honestly worth (needy?) the wait. Might be worth mentioning that I will only be able to start using this Macbook by August 23rd-when I arrive in Canada, currently I'm in Sri Lanka (can't buy it here, prices are ridiculous) but dad is working in US. I mean I would be able to buy the OS with student discount for just $70. Also I guess we could say new Macbooks would be coming sometime between October & end January, right? I plan to install Windows on it just incase of no-choice use or if my university (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) requires me to use some Windows-only softwares for my degree (Business). I've got a valid XP Home/Pro license. Would I be kicking myself in the ass if I got the Macboook now & saw the upgrades the Macbook got in Oct-Jan or will they honestly be more or less insignificant? I download & watch quite a bit of HD videos, listen to music, surf the web, IM (I'm aware Windows Live Messenger sucks on OSX), email, just the general basics, no gaming! Kinda off-topic..If my dad bought the Macbook in the US (it's almost $200 cheaper w/o tax) & shipped it to me in Canada (shipping is about $40 - $60), let's say he includes a b'day card & says he sent it for my b'day , would I end up paying import duty? I would get a free ipod nano if I bought it now (before Leopard) which I would sell on ebay. If I upgrade to Leopard in the future, will I lose all my files, software etc.? Also, if I decide to sell the Macbook in the near future, maybe next May, what do you reckon it's resale value would be? Assuming it is used very well, and suffers from barely noticeable cosmetic defects, minor scratches maybe.