Come June (awaiting to see if there is an update to the powerbook) I am hoping to make the switch to Apple. Oddly enough, thinking back to Kindergarten one of the first computers I used was an Apple II. Ever since then, though, I have been a PC user (a power user - I even build them). Any way, I am ready to make the switch. I'm getting tired of having to worry about Viruses and Ad-aware (not that I have many issues with them) and Windows is just getting really boring. I just want to make sure I can do every thing I do on my PC with out to much trouble. I will mostly surf the web, use AIM, check e-mail and do word processing (I'm starting @ UCSD). As a side hobby I like to edit web pages, movies (I'm looking forward to Final Cut), and I do occasionally use Photoshop. Also I currently use Exact Audio Copy (exactaudiocopy.de) to rip my CDs (in high quality) to my PC. I'm hoping I can find a replacement for the mac. I don't game very much so that isn't a big concern. I just want to make sure the Powerbook (for now the 15" 1.67ghz) can do all this with out much trouble. One thing I have been thinking about is Instant Messaging Logging. I currently use DeadAIM to log my convos...is there something like this for the mac? Thanks alot! It's going to be really hard to wait till June especially since my friend just got the 15" 1.67ghz. Oh ya! Does Apple plan on having any Dual Layer DVD drives yet or is this something you have to use externally?