Hello! One of my neighbors is strongly considering getting a Dual G5 as his next computer and I will be in the market for a PM in about a year. He currently has a dell dimension 8100 1.3 Ghz pent 4; 384 MB of ram; 20 GB HD; 32MB radeon 7200. That dell of his is a pain, it is a piece of you know. It is a high maintance machine and therefore inconvenant. My neighbor is sick of it and is ready to move on to the more elegant, stable, and reliable mac platform . He has ran some questions about the G5 that I had no answers too; hopefully some of you might know them. Q1. (I am interested in this myself) Will there be any processor upgrades for the PM G5 in the future? I haven't seen any info on this anywhere. I know that Powerlogix doesn't have anything (probably because the G5 is a rev A), but I assume if they want to stay in business they will whip something up. How do you think the upgrades would work? I mean the procs currently run 2x the bus speed right, so how are they going to go around that?<technical question for me>. Q2. Which one of the PM should he get? He wants to fiddle around with photographs, video editing, dvd making, (iLife anyone), maybe take some college courses online, and gaming is important (but not hardcore). He would like this purchase to last more than 3 years and still be able to play decently. I have informed him that if he gets a mac that he will get a great computer for his multimedia interests and general use, but it will be a trade off in the games department. What are some of your views on the gaming industry for mac (is it growing)? FYI He is not a Frames per second junkie.. just wants to play nicely. It would be nice to keep costs around $2500-2700 U.S. (he is available for a student discount) but more is ok if justifiable. We are all so waiting after Jan incase new PM come out. Sorry for the long post. thx recently he thought about peecees any reason why he should get one? And could you compare the resale value PC vs. Mac? Thanks a lot!