Hi, I have switched from PC - whilst my mac pro hasn't arrived I want to start buying the required software that I need to run my every day tasks. 1) Email Client - currently using Outlook 2003 - not available on Mac - bugger! I have heard bad things about Entourage, but no real reason as to why it's bad. Will Entourage work with pc outlook users - i.e the calender function? This is my main requirement. 2) iCal - I know not much about this, but could be a possibility of using a normal email client without calender function and using iCal - any good? 3) Calculator, I use the little windows one surprisingly often - I assume their is one in OSX somewhere? 4) Nero - I use Nero to burn data CDs, and also for burning movies. Is there a Mac equivalent? 5) Word and Excel - these are the only Office Apps I need, word I use mainly for receiving briefs from PC clients - or for making and sending invoices - will iWork open and save to .doc? Likewise with excel - I don't really use it for the powerful functions - more for keeping a record of my accounts - again iWork could perhaps cover this easily - but I would need to open .xl files every now and then (with and without functions) 6) Backup software - anything to make do until Leopard comes? 7) BBC iplayer - guess that won't work now 8) FTP - I use ipswitch which isn't available on Macs - any good ones anybody can suggest. Many thanks!