Ok, so I was looking through anti-theft solutions for the MBP, but all of the ones I've found so far are software-based, which would be rendered useless by a smart thief, who would probably just reformat the drive immediately. While on orbicule's site, I found a guide for setting a "firmware password". Supposedly it prevents thieves from reformatting your hard drive or installing a new one(it'll ask them to input the firmware password), and the only way to get around it is to bring it to apple(which in the case of a stolen laptop, is a no-no). It requires no installation of any software, and is a built-in feature hidden in your mac. Instructions for setting a firmware password can be found below: http://www.orbicule.com/blog/2007/05/what-you-need-to-know-about-apple.html http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1352 "When turned on using an Intel-based Mac, Open Firmware Password Protection: * Blocks the ability to use the "C" key to start up from an optical disc. * Blocks the ability to use the "N" key to start up from a NetBoot server. * Blocks the ability to use the "T" key to start up in Target Disk Mode (on computers that offer this feature). * Blocks the ability to use the "D" key to start up from the Diagnostic volume of the Install DVD. * Blocks the ability to start up a system in Single-user mode by pressing the Command-S key combination during startup. * Blocks a reset of Parameter RAM (PRAM) by pressing the Command-Option-P-R key combination during startup. * Blocks the ability to start up in Verbose mode by pressing the Command-V key combination during startup. * Blocks the ability to start up in Safe Boot mode by pressing the Shift key during startup. * Requires the password to use the Startup Manager, accessed by pressing the Option key during startup (see below). " In case you're wondering what the point of this is, by enabling a firmware password, if your MBP is stolen a thief won't be able to boot off a DVD or reformat or boot off another hard drive...combine this with a secondary "guest" user account with no admin privileges that has an antitheft program installed on it(like orbicule or lojack). The thief will have no way of disabling it(since he doesn't have admin priv's) and will be screwed as the antitheft program hidden on the guest account secretly sends his data to authorities. Anyone know anything about this? Does it sound like a good idea?