One thing some people don't realize what makes Macs so great. Xcode!!! I will never ever give up using a Apple/Mac as long as we have our Development environment! To me it's the Essence of a Computer. It's what separates winners from losers in technology. When I had my first Apple //e (or even Commodore for me I guess, but), I turned it on and nothing happened it just sat there with the green screen with the disk drive spinning, then I found the keystroke (control - reset) to get the ] bracket and block cursor. Then bought a book and found 10 Print "Hello World" 20 Goto 10 and then run. Then gr, hgr, and the rest is history. As I look back a computer isn't a computer unless you have the opportunity to Program it! and then others say "Hey I got this program, wanna buy it?" As computers have evolved this now means a full Development Environment. Basically the IDE. I know there are environments for Linux Ajunta, etc, but when I compare operating systems, I think about being on the run, blown out on the street, being FLAT as broke. Which any of us could be. Getting a job at McDonalds, Burger King, or just the Grocery store. Getting an apartment with nothing in it! Buying a sleeping bag and a pillow. Waiting 2 months walking to work riding the bus. Finding computer access. Going to eBay. Getting a Mac for $200 (G4) now Mac Pros even. Having Safari, using your cell phone with usb to tether the internet or bluetooth even. DOWNLOADING Xcode for Free. Now here is the KEY, in todays world, use your BRAIN!!! With a Mac, Safari (connected to the internet), and Xcode, you can do anything. I mean ANYTHING! That is not a bad system if you think about it for any of us to live in. I mean it's like with Mac you just can't hit rock bottom. Unless you break the law and goto jail!? If you just keep hitting rock bottom, and then back on your feet, start reading and writing and editing etc... and you can create software, or even music, or art. It's sick With Windows I don't see it. With Linux I don't see it. I know it's kinda there but you could be rock bottom, and in 1 year to 2, you could be make $50,000 a year. Now this not a Windows vs Mac vs Linux argument. To me it's just a statement of: If you have a computer a computer is a calculator the exudes opportunity and needs a foundation from the beginning. I just don't understand how if you try to use Windows you don't a FREE, 32 bit AND 64 bit full blown IDE, with ALL THE TOOLS!! ALL THE DOCUMENTATION!! I just say to myself what a shame Windows is. I mean it wasn't till just recently that they offered the free IDE (Visual Studio), like 2-3 years ago, (at least when I download) but that wasn't even 64 bit. On Linux you got work so hard for documentation. So essentially, to me, THIS is what makes Macs so great. People just don't realize all of the Programmers that at Apple working everyday to develop Xcode and Cocoa and other Technologies. Not to mention the developer website references, that give you everything to do anything... It's just crazy, Windows and Linux are light years behind, and it's weird! Thanks to all the Apple Development Teams and Thanks to Steve for the Opportunity that is: (NeXT) Objective-C and Xcode!! Hopefully Forever Free!! DAMN!