So I'm going to college soon and its pretty obvious I need a laptop. I actually don't have a laptop (never had one) so this is pretty exciting. I first started using the iPhone and then I got the iPad. Judging that I'm quite firmly planted in Apple's ecosystem, I think a MacBook Air would do me good. I'll probably pick up the 13-inch MBA model 2012 at like $1200. The only problem I have with this is that despite using the Mac at my school's library (old ones which I hate) and in my digital imaging class, I'm not familiar with them at all so I have a couple of questions I would like to ask. 1. Does the MBA 2012 come with OS X Lion preinstalled or would I need to buy it from the Mac App Store? Mountain Lion is included free with it I belive. 2. Is iPhoto, Garageband, and iMovie free or do I need to buy them like the iOS versions? 3. When I was reading about FaceTime, I noticed that you need to buy the app for Macs. I found out its only $1 which isn't a big deal, but do I need to buy it in order to use FaceTime? 4. Will software and services like Spotify, Skype, Dropbox work with Mac? Not the apps, the actual software. 5. Can you get Adblocker for the Mac or does the Mac not need it? 6. iPhone earphones work with Macs right? 7. Can 1st gen iPad be charged from the MBA? Reason I say this is because for my windows pc which I use as my computer, it won't charge. 8. Can anyone give some apps (free or paid) that are must haves? I know the iOS app store pretty well, but I never actually checked out the Mac App Store. Are there the same apps that are found on iOS? and if you bought an app for iOS, do you need to rebuy it for the Mac? Sorry if many these are noob questions, but I'm pretty clueless about Macs and would like some info before I go and probably get it.