I placed an order on friday Nov 23rd. The item shipped from Shanghai today and it's scheduled to arrive on Nov 29th. I'm impressed if it arrives on time. But back to my question. What do I do first? I ordered the 24" 2.8ghz with 1gb RAM and 500gb HDD. and I already have the components below but don't know what order to do this (i.e. install vista first with dual boot or fusion first then vista). upgrade to 4gb RAM install VMware Fusion install Windows Vista install microsoft office 07 and/or mac office 04 I know I should start the machine up to make sure everything is running fine. should I run it for 24 hrs? or just boot up to make sure it works? btw, I'm a first time Mac user. Any tips or links to how to maximize the mac is appreciated.