The wait is finally over. I got my first Mac (a 2.3GHz Power Mac) on Monday afternoon (it's after midnight, early morning as I write this). FedEx did deliver it without screwing it up. Setup was a breeze, including Airport setup with my existing Belkin wireless router. Initially it didn't find the network and I realized I hadn't plugged in the antenna. So far things look good (except for one seemingly minor glitch in updating to 10.4.1) and I have started picking up quite a bit on the usage part (I do have the missing manual series of books handy). Of course, this post is coming from the new Mac. Trying out stuff was exciting - it was a string of "cool", "wow", "neat"... I downloaded and installed some applications that I need (and thought I would need), including, but not restricted to, QuickSilver (recommended by MR members), Firefox (since I'm used to it on Windows) and Camino (since I wanted to check out how a native OS X browser could compare with the rest of them). Some more apps are "on the way". A couple of things I noticed: * The Power Mac gets really hot at the back (where the fans and outlets are) * Whenever *any* seemingly normal drawing work is done on the display, there is a slightly shrill noise (very subtle though) - this happens even while moving windows or launching anything that does some amount of display rendering (no, scrolling through text doesn't count). Wonder if it's the GPU fan suddenly accelerating. It also seems like this noise may disappear with time.