Hello. I'm looking to switch in the near future, and I have been "visiting" the Apple store very frequently, but since I can't install software to see how it performs or spend enough time on the machines, I was hoping that you guys can address some questions/concerns that I have. I'm particularly looking for folks in a similar situation who have switched, or have been Mac users at home and PC users at work. Some background info about my computer needs. - My work uses Windows NT, and is soon going to XP. - I use Lotus Notes, DOS command line tools, text editors, and IBM Visual Age. - We have VPN that I would like to be able to connect to. At home: - I have 3 PCs (one is a 400Mhz Celeron laptop, the others are older desktops) on a local LAN. - I plan to get AT&T Broadband - I have one shared printer that i don't want to replace any time soon. - I have MS Office 97 and can't afford buying the sucker again. So, anybody using a Mac and doing Windows stuff under VPC for work? do you have your Mac it connected to your PC network at home? How is it working out for you? what issues did you have to deal with to get things to work? Is the speed on VPC decent? what kinda of Windows system would you compare it to? (i.e. On my TiPB 800, VPC is running as fast as Pentium II 400 Mhz, etc) I am thinking about either a PowerMac (so I can upgrade it and have the horsepower for VPC, games, and other apps), or a highend TiPB. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! More info: I would be using the system for word processing, some finance work, programming (BASIC, C, etc). I definitely want to get into working with iMovie for making home videos and that sort of thing. Games, Internet, and finally be able to get some work stuff done from home.