Until today my only first hand experience with Mac was browsing through my friend's PowerBook on the odd occasion. Today, however, I had my first shot at using a Mac for a longer period, writing on the library's PowerMacs (OS 9.2) for about two hours. The first computer I tried crash when I tried to access the Internet, and I had to turn it off and restart it. The second time I actually got on to the Internet, but when trying to access a page it crashed again. The third time the computer crashed (all within five minutes or so) I decided to take another one. I figured it was probably just that one there was trouble with, but the only other one that was turned on was, it turned out, left because it had crashed. Third time's a charm, and the third computer I took worked for about 10 minutes. Then it, too, crashed. I restarted it (by the way, it sounds like a vacuum cleaner when it starts, everyone in the library looked at me angry for making all that noise), and it worked for about 15 minutes until it crashed again. Within a couple of months' time I'm thinking of replacing my four years old Dell Inspiron (Windows 2000) that I bought used a year ago. It has served me well, and apart from a few problems waking up after the lid has been closed, probably a loose wire somewhere, it has never let me down in any way. I'm considering getting an iBook when Tiger comes out, but after seeing how "well" the PowerMacs worked, I'm not that enthusiastic about Apple's capabilities. In fact, I was downright dissapointed with Apple. Comments, anyone?