I am in a position where I need a new computer and am considering purchasing a Mac. Having used Windows PC's all of my life, I am of course a little wary of jumping ship without doing some research first. My computer-needs aren't excessive, basically all I am going to use the machine for is surfing, organizing and printing family photos, creating simple DVD's from my own recordings and accessing newsgroup downloads. All the heavier tasks I use my work laptop for (they don't allow most software on the machine, but I can always just install and uninstall when done). So, I need some advice about specific software before I take the plunge: 1) newsgroup download: On PC I use Newsbin Pro - Is Unison for mac any good? other suggestions? 2) Irfanview - Anything similar on Mac? 3) Picasa - will iPhoto be sufficient for my needs, including playing avi files recorded with my camera? 4) winrar (Totalcommander) - diskorder 3.0 any good? other suggestions? 5) creating dvd-movies from recorded mpg's 6) converting video files to dvd (mostly divx) 7) accessing data on and sync with nokia e65 - anybody has any experience to share? I will greatly appreciate any help from members of this forum. You might help another PC user to convert to Mac .