(So glad I found this forum! ) I am a college student (history major). I am going to be buying a new computer sometime around mid-August to mid-September. I would love to get a laptop/notebook, specifically a Macbook. The only reason I am having second thoughts is because of all of the problems I have been reading about with the Macbooks running too hot... burning people or furniture... melting the power cords... etc. Are those problems really affecting all of the computers or just a few? Would there be any benefit to waiting to purchase it after September? I don't want to spend a bunch of money on a computer that will have those kinds of issues. I am really just interested in a computer I can take to class or the library and use for papers and websurfing. Would the iBook be a better option? Since I don't really use my computer for any serious gaming, is there any reason to upgrade the RAM or the hard drive? If so, how much do you think would be enough for my type of usage? Lastly, do I need to get any sort of additional software or a security program to use my school's wireless network? Sorry my first post is so long! I appreciate any help or advice you can offer me!