Hi I've been reading the threads on this board with great interest. I am very keen to make the switch as I have always liked Apple products but when I started university my Dad said I would have compatibility problems and advised me against it, so I got a PC instead. That was three years ago and my PC is due for an upgrade, but I would like a change. The things I want to do on my Mac would be assignments, surfing, IM, download music, watch/burn dvds etc. I have looked at all the options and I'm interested in the iMac range. In terms of physical appearance I have always liked the G4, however I went into my local computer store today and saw the new G5 and it was love at first sight! However the G5 is out of my price range. A couple of questions: 1.Would I be able to get a G4 that would be sufficient for my needs and where would I go? I have been looking on ebay and there seems to be so many versions of the G4. 2.What should I be looking for and what price should I expect to pay? 3.If I get one with ram of say 256 can I upgrade it? I would like a superdrive version with 17" screen preferably and wireless and maybe bluetooth. 4.Obviously the G4 will come with Panther, would I need to upgrade to Tiger or can I just use Panther. Sorry for all the questions I'm a Mac novice!