[Long post- if you want the just of it, read the bold below:] Okay, so my best friend's mom is needing a new computer. She doesn't get why he and I and my sister are so into Macs, but she is (was/is) seriously considering looking into buying one. She waited several months for high-speed internet and when she finally ordered it, it worked perfectly on his Mac mini, but they couldn't connect her aging HP Pavilion with Windows ME. Anyway, they went into Circuit City just to look around and found a US$500 computer eek: With 7 USB ports!) She was ready to buy it, but thankfully my friend convinced her to wait until they went to the Apple Store on Monday. The Salesperson told her (of course) that Macs were junk and even though they now used Intel processors, they were low-end and didn't do anything (As opposed to the 64-bit AMD Athlon he was showing them). He also said that Macs do get viruses. My friend vehemently argued and later called me. We got the virus thing straightened out: No, Macs don't get viruses, but that's not because it's impossible and there have been some "proof-of-concept" ones, but there just aren't a lot (really any) out there. I also told him I didn't think that the Core Duo and Solo were "low-end" Intel processors, although they are 32-bit and not 64-bit. I also told him that his mom would'nt need a 64-bit processor anyway. So long-and-short of it: Are the Intel processors in Macs "low-end?" edit: fixed some words and added others.