So, I have been trying for a year to get my work for buy me a new computer. My boss is all for it, but the IS department refuses, always coming up with reasons not to buy a new mac. I should start off by saying that the IS depertment has openly said they do not like Macs and most of them are not knowledgeable about them, and they do not care to be. I've have come up with many reasons to have a new computer. Giving them benchmarks of our computer and a new one. My boss even hired an outside company to evaluate our computers and where we should be. What I have right not is a G4 450 Mhz powermac with 1 GB of ram running OS 10.3. I put together a 40-50 page document in Quark every 2-3 weeks. The document is filled with images from both photoshop and illustrator. We print the document internally on a canon 5000 and it takes about an hour to print one copy. Part of the reason is we also have a crappy network, but it also takes a long time to process each page. When doing my everyday stuff I get the rainbow wheel a lot. Today for example, I was doing illustrations and eerytime I moved something I got that darn wheel. In Quark when I zoom in to work, it takes forever! Sometimes type looks like it is still highlighted when it isn't and I have to click on another page, then back to get a true view of the page. It's very, very annoying and frustrating. I have pleaded my case many times. Today they told us they had monitored our activity and we do not need new computers. Where can I go from here? Is there anyone out there that can help me talk to them in their own language because I do not think they understand my needs! And I know they do not understand what I am trying to accomplish on my jobs. Once when I ran out of space on the server they told me I needed to decrease the size of my photo files and they were already at 72 dpi. Any info would be greatly appreciated.