I'm making the switch from windows to Mac and I want to replace my desktop with a Macbook Pro (not yet purchased). I have several hours of raw DV vacation videos (not HD) that I want to begin to edit, as well as a few thousand photos. I have absolutely zero experience with this. I'm not a photographer/videographer. I simply want to enhance my current photos and video for personal enjoyment. I'm not yet certain if I want to turn this into a hobby of sorts. That being said, I plan on replacing my current camcorder with an HD model sometime this year for a trip to Europe (I don't know how relevant this may be). I have a few questions on the best options to begin my migration to OS X. I did get some great help from the folks in the DV forum for some of these but I thought my questions may be more relevant to the notebook forum given the subject is a MBP. 1. What are the best Mac-focused websites (besides MacRumors) that a new Mac user can use to learn the ropes? 2. 160GB 7200 internal HD configured when I order OR purchase a 200gb 7200 and install myself? 3. Any thoughts on partitioning the HD (internal)? Should I make separate partitions for OS, programs, data, and one for Windows (if I ever use it)? 4. Any brand suggestions for a scratch disk? FW 800 or eSATA (if I purchase a HD camcorder)? 5. Back-up storage. RAID? Do you move all of your data from the scratch disk to the back-up disk(s) leaving the scratch disk blank for new projects only? If this is the case, should the back-up be mirrored as it really isnt a back-up for this data? 6. Can I connect a back-up drive(s) to airport extreme and use as a wireless NAS with access from any Mac? 7. Bootcamp, Parallels, or VMWare? Thanks very much for the help! I'm going to order after I get some guidance on these issues.