So I am starting a new job in a week, and need a laptop. Before the Expo, I was gonna buy an iBook... But the new place is standardized on Windows, and has case management software on Windows, and has an office network. So I am seriously considering a PeeCee laptop, damn it all to hell! Toshiba Satellite 300-S304 has a 1GHz PIII Mobility with speed step (saves battery life), 256 MB Ram, 16 MB DDR GeForce2Go graphics card, 20 GB HD, 8x4x24/8x Combo CDR/DVD drive. It is 12"x10"x1.4", and weighs 5 lbs. I can get one for around $1500, with Windows XP (I will request a different OS because of Gates' activation ********, but they will probably not accomodate). I will upgrade the ram immediately, since XP is a resource hog. But in my heart, I dont want to do it. I dont want to pay Gates anything, ever. To add insult to injury, the new place is standrdized on M$ Office and uses Outlook (can you say virus). I do not want ot reward M$ for its illegal tactics. I do not want to reward them for thier second rate OS. I do not want to reward them for their "plug and play" OS that is riddled with bugs, security problems, and a registration program like something out of Schindler's List. I want a cool, slim Mac. I want to use Appleworks and Applescript. I want to learn some Unix command lines. I want to customize my Mac. I want to show the PC world that Macs rock. But I think the PC might be the better choice here... PLEASE, TALK ME OFF OF THE LEDGE BEFORE I JUMP!!!!!