Here's the deal: I'm sick of Wintel. I've been a PC tech for 3 years now, I maintain a 10 user Active Directory network, and it's a full time job! Only 10 users! Now my company is unusally high tech, but that is still ridiculous. I'm tired of Dell boxes that have been cheapened and are poor performers (heck, I have to format them out of the box just to make it bearable!). And I'm tired of Windows. So far I've just always accepted Windows as what it is, never thought that there was something different or better; just that computing had certain retarded things you just had to deal with (counter-intuitiveness, high maintenance, strange crashings, inconsistent operation). Then I started reading about and using OS X (store, friends etc) a few months back. For the first time in a long time, I've had the desire to learn more about how I can use a computer, "what else can I learn today!" kind of attitude. My current situation: I want a laptop. What better time to try out a new Mac then with a laptop? They are sure as heck better then their PC counterparts - styling, design, power in such a small package (compared to the similar priced and sized offerings, like the Dell 300m or the Sony Z1). My only hang up is, what can I do with my Mac? I mean iTunes is great and I will have fun with iPhoto and iMovie, but what can I *seriously* delve into with OS X? I'd hate to think all I do is use iTunes in the background while I spend my life in Virtual PC, then what would be the point?. Can I learn about the *nix platform? What about development, I'd like to learn more programming (I loved my C++ class I took a few semesters ago)? I'm not huge into graphic artistry and stuff, except maybe web design (what are some good programs for that on OS X btw?), so what else can I really delve into? I'm shooting for a bachelors in math right now, and hope to be a teacher one day, is there anything that I can do that would involve that? I would love your input and ideas!