Hello, everyone. For most of my life, I've always been an Apple basher, always insulting based on raw specs ("Well, I can build a custom PC for $1500 dollars that blows your iMac out of the water!" and other similar rantings.") I've always been more of a Linux and Android person. However, recently I've been playing around with Apple products in an attempt to "broaden my horizons" and I have to say what I've found impresses me. An iPad 2 with specs lower than my old Android tablet is now my go-to machine simply because it somehow performs better in games and apps, and I have to say I'm loving the ecosystem. Things are a lot nicer than Android here, even if the lack of openness is a bit jarring at first. But now I'm actually considering taking my mother's iPhone 4S when she switches to the upcoming iPhone. I'm also pooling up for an iPod Nano to boot. But that's not my main reason for posting. What I want to know is how well a Linux expert such as myself would adjust to a Mac, specifically a Mac notebook? I understand that they share a similar UNIX core, though BSD and its command-set is somewhat different. I have been trained in computer networking and various IT-related duties; how much would my knowledge of such matters transfer? More importantly, which device would someone recommend to someone like me who likes to use power-user functions such as scripting and the command line for typical day-to-day tasks, with the occasional heavy video editing and some gaming (particularly with solutions such as Wine or maybe Parallels)? A MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro? Money is no object right now, but if the MacBook Pro would be a bit excessive for such tasks (I mainly work from my custom PC), then I would definitely go for a MacBook Air. I've heard that people get along quite comfortably in similar scenarios with it.