I have been reading around the forum tonight and there has been quite a bit of discussion concerning the possible backlash (via viruses and spyware) of the mac mini's likely popularity. The stance I have currently, especially after being a PC user, is that no computer system is perfect and immune to such things as viruses and spyware. Though neither are issues to the Apple world, they very well could be tomorrow. When I was a PC user I had relatively little problems with my computer beyond the annoyances of Windows itself. It was not the viruses and spyware that pushed me to switch (though that was a nice bonus)...it simply was the horrible way Windows handled itself--and I even was a rather good user with little Windows issues. It makes me chuckle now to see all the people my husband and I recommend Norton and Adaware to scramble daily to maintain their computer with them. I have no problems keeping up with the security of my computer and I even maintain a virus program on my iBook currently. However, I will admit, I have become somewhat lazy about my care of my computer. The ease of use lends itself to procrastionation when backing up my files. I might wait a few weeks to back up, more so when I am not really saving anything of value on my computer anyways. I just want to make sure that the routine of a virus protection software and reasonably scheduled backups is adequate for my role as a common user. That is, I am doing my part that if a virus should occur, it is not going to be passed along from my computer and I will have backups to save any possible deletion of files. But is there MORE I should or could be doing? Really, anything would be worlds less than what I was doing on my PC and even then, that was minimal. I consider myself to be knowledgble and responsible Windows user in the past, and I would like to make sure that I am doing the same as an Apple user and not going by the wayside just because it is easy to do so.