Hmmm .. so pretty soon, new macs won't boot into classic. Well, consider this... New media industry, heavily Mac based, always has been. Big part of new media industry = CD ROM dev. Tool used for 99.9% of CD dev ? Macromedia Director. Available native in X yet ? Nope. Any indication it is coming anytime soon ? No. Not even in beta. "Run it in Classic, run it in classic!".. Nice sentiment, but it runs like a dog in classic mode, near unusable. Fast forward to Jan 2003, when - I'll bet my house on it - Director will stil be classic only. Lots of new media developers looking to renew their kit - Hmm, shall we buy a Mac which will make our job nigh on impossible to do, or shall I get a cheap PC which lets me use the tools I have been using for years ? Easy to answer. I love X, but no amount of cool iApps are going to make me fork out thousands of pounds to Apple if I can't do my job. That sound you hear is the sound of thousands of people deserting the Mac platform.