Hi all! I'm about to be a switcher, my new MBP is in the mail very excited about this. I bought a LaCie hard drive with firewire 800, 400, and usb connections for backup using time machine and to backup my current computer. I have about 11 gB of music that I have not backed up and is on my dell hard drive. The computer only has a USB 1 connection or ethernet with a netgear fa311 fast ethernet adapter PCI card. I am pretty knowledgeable with computers but have never learned much about networking. So will it be faster to transfer this 11 GB to the external hard drive using very slow USB and then to the new Mac with firewire 800 or to connect the two computers directly with an ethernet cable? The speed of the ethernet transfer is what I don't know, but I think it should be very very fast, correct???? Also, I plan on setting up bootcamp with WinXP for gaming, since I have a legal copy of windows officeXP pro 2003 currently I might by fusion to use it in OSX. My question is what file format will the office files be saved in? is the bootcamp partition going to be NTSF and the office files saved there or through fusion will I be able to save my office files on the mac format and open them in Fusion?