So then, my Granddad is running Windows 98 and has been pretty much since it came out. Before that, it was 95, which lets face it, really isn't all that different. Anyway, he's wanting to get a new laptop and I'm tossing up whether to throw an iBook at him or just get him an XP machine since he'll be a little more familiar with it. He sees me as his personal IT consultant so whatever I decide, he'll grab, but I don't want to let him down by getting him a Mac and having him quietly disappointed that he has no idea how to work it. So, I'd love some advice from people who've switched from Windows recently to Mac and have pretty much no idea about how a computer works, but have found the process reasonably intuitive. I realise this will be pretty difficult since most of the members here know way too much about computers, so maybe stories of people you've converted would help. In particular, old people who've rote learned one system, only to change to another completely different one. I've used XP quite a bit but I never had much experience with 9x Windows so I'm not sure what the difference will be between 9x, XP and OSX. If the leap to XP is roughly similar to the leap to X then I'll recommend he gets an iBook or something but otherwise I'll have to recommend an HP or something. I've given him a stab at my iBook (Panther) and he likes it but he's pretty lost. Will he be just as lost on XP? Hope this makes sense, I've had a shocker of a day at uni so my brain's a little out there. Thanks for any advice/stories.