Hi everyone! I'm completely ready to toss my winxp pc out the window. I've been using computers ever since my parents bought a 286, 15 (??) years ago, but the crashes, reboots, virusses, spyware are driving me mad, i think i don't need to tell anyone here how annoying it is. I ran linux for a while, but that wasn't really my cup of tea either. I started my very first 'real' job a month ago, and when a friend of mine showed me his ibook I figured, why not buy a Mac instead? If any of the stuff down seems stupid to you guys, consider that, besides the iBook demonstration, I've never seen a Mac up close before. Anyway, i do have a pc and it would be a waste to just disregard everything in and around it... I don't need the fastest machine in the world, but i do want all my stuff to load when i click it. So i already have: a neat 20" screen. CRT though, so it's HUGE. an AMD XP2k machine with 1.5g RAM. an ATI 9600 pro. 300g storage (filled to the last byte right now) It manages to reboot itself about every hour. It did that last year too, I thought it fixed it. And a few months later it starts all over again. Im sick of it. So, I could buy a mac mini and use it with the hardware i already have, but i think that will only start to annoy me after a while because of the mini's limited processor and hard disk speed/space. Then i thought, buy an iMac. Before i spend so much money there are several things i'd like to know first: Is there any way i can add the 200g S-ATA disc from my pc to an iMac? As i understand, there's not much room left inside the thing, but maybe there are other ways? Can i use my CRT monitor as a dual screen? This is not really necessary, but maybe for kicks I'm used to having lots of partitions, for those times when i formatted my pc again. Should i do this on an iMac too? If yes, is it much harder than formatting and partitioning a winxp or linux machine? I use an xbox to play movies from my pc on my tv, it's much much easier than messing around with video-out. I often play music this way too, because the TV sound is hooked to the amp. better than those small PC speakers! It does use windows shares though, (//ipadres/sharedfolder). I'm asuming this works the same on mac's, but i've never seen one in a windows network before, so i better ask anyway... That's about it for now, Thanks for reading.