Hallo This is a publishing company about to dump its trusty old G4s and invest in a network of iMacs. I have done a great deal of research about the hardware and software options but now I need some more help. We have been using ClarisWorks happily for 13 years but I have found out that OS 9 applications will not work on iMacs. Therefore, I need to source the following: DeskTop Publishing: I think QuarkExpress is too expensive and too heavyweight. We don't use images nor colour. What is the cut-down/lighterweight version - what alternatives are there? I see that PageMaker is no long marketed. Database: FileMaker Pro9 is, however, still marketed. Is this the only good solid database app for OS X? The database runs the business really, with the subscriptions, mailing list, labels and invoices. Spreadsheet and WP: we've been using Excel and Word as well as lovely old ClarisWorks. My research is pointing me in the direction of NeoOffice (free, apparently) or iWork08 (another £55). The charts - DeltaGraph - is the only application we use which I think will migrate to the new OS. Am I facing re-keying-in all the ~1,000 database entries, plus all the precious accounts spreadsheets? There must be a way of migrating files from OS 9 to OS X, surely? Many people must have been though this before me. Many thanks for all and any replies. I'm not being lazy in coming here with these questions - but there are only so many hours in the day to do this research and continue working on a weekly publication.