Hi all, I'm new to this forum and the Mac world. I am semi-puter literate. My wife and I are thinking of purchasing a Mac this weekend. Our main uses will be surfing, email, quickbooks, music and video/pic to DVD. I may keep my current puter for quickbooks but I think once we go Mac we won't go back. My questions are; 1 How easy is it to transfer data between current HP and future Mac? 2 Will I have a lot of extra programs to clean off a new Mac like you do for the HP's? 3 Will pics stored on disc with HP be read by Mac? 4 What suggestions of models and features do you have. I was thinking of laptop but am concerned about storage for pics and video. Thanks for any and all help.