So I bought this used MBP off an old co-worker last night. It's been working very well so far. I was immediately impressed by how fast it booted up. Easily half the time it took my old HP Pavilion (which was probably newer than this MBP ). Just messing around with everything blind has been interesting, and not too confusing with the help of some quick googling. I paid $950 for the machine (threw in a new battery as well) and I've got to say, I'm pleased with it considering I spent as much cash for a used mac as I could get for a new Windows notebook. It's a 15 inch 2008 model, a downsize in screen real estate from my last laptop, but it's not bothering me at all, hardly noticeable. I think it was a good deal, judging by what similar MBPs are going for on eBay, all of which seem to be in much worse condition (this thing is like-new, aside from one tiny, almost invisible dent in the corner by the DVI port). I took some screenshots of it (below), I was wondering a few things. Just by looking at what I have on my menubar and in my apps, is there anything anyone can recommend that I may need or would find useful? When I install apps, do I have to continually go through the process of moving them to the 'Applications' folder, then ejecting the dl? Not complaining, it just seems odd and I'm wondering if there is some tool to circumvent this process. I plan to eventually pick up a copy of Windows 7 and get some use out of bootcamp. When I do this, should I buy office for windows, and use it through bootcamp? Or is the mac version of office working decently (I used to hear how bad the mac version was so I'd just like to have a smooth word processor) Last thing is it seems I can't get any of my e-mail accounts to work with mac mail. I'm sort of disheartened that I'm having so many problems with it considering how easy it is to check all of my e-mail accounts on my 3gs in less than a few breaths. All in all though, I'm already not missing Windows PCs after dealing two HPs die on me and and iffy Dell for a little under a decade now.