My parents gave me a graduation/birthday present of a Macbook. Personally, I really wanted to wait until the end of the summer and kind of told them that, but atleast they got me a Mac instead of a Dell. Pretty cool. However, I now realize how horrible this is! For one, they got me the Circuit City protection plan. I don't know how well it rates to AppleCare. I'll see. Now, I have to spend my own money to buy: -bestskinsever skin -some bag to carry this thing in -KVM switch -DVI to VGA adaptor -wireless internet stuff They did however, get me a 250 gig harddive, external. I cannot get the internet working on it though. I take the plug out of my PC and hook it into the Macbook and fill in all of the right LAN settings, and it says it cannot connect to the network. Ideally, I want to plug another cable into it, but I don't know what IP address I could assign to it, and my dad probably won't be too willing ot help. He's the computer genius. People think I'm good too, but I just like to mess around and have a good memory. Any help here? If you want to chime in on a good, CHEAP bag, feel free. I mean, like, a $40 bag Or perhaps, a sleeve would be best? I want a way to carry it that will nto let it get hurt. I'll have the BSE for scratch protection, now I want whatever other kind of drop/rough protection I can, for very cheap. I also need to find the best way to move data over. 80 gig HD, but I only have about 60 left? WTF? I have maybe 20 gigs of music alone!! But, I have alot of photos, word files, etc. I also need to put on programs like open office. To boot, I have a good bit of homework I should probably be doign instead.