Sorry if this is stupid, but I'd always liked to question the claim of that alot of media/science people use macs. As far as I know we could all be just believing in nothing. There are many people who CLAIM they do video editing in fact they are just a pc/mac geek and did no major work. Its hard to describe what I mean. Its like all of the people talking about macs say they are largely used in such such industries, but there is no real proof. Even pixar or light and magic doesn't use macs. As far as I know we base our claims on on what apple claims, that macs are a industry standard for media. Ok firstly I know nearly all 3D animation companies don't use as the larger graphics card isn't even available on the macs, and e.g 3D Studio Max and other discreet programs gain top priority in the PC/other industry. After Effects is crap on macs, discreet combustion is about the only thing we get, all the other effects tools are unavailable for macs. I'm not too sure about shake, maybe someone can lecture me on that. My mac example is Lotr but thats a rumor from apple as well. Ok I work in the science industry (biotechnology - skin stem cell) in asia and I know of nobody who uses macs for science, our backbone-mainframes might be run by UNIX for sequencing but no macs, heck the network is incomptable for some odd reason with my ibook, as yet the most useful program on my ibook is excel. I don't know about america science labs, but over here in asia macs are very rare. I think I heard genetech uses macs only a rumor. If somebody has a known personal experience please put it here, it be nice to assemble a list of companies that actually use macs for they're work in the. Please say it only if you have seen it, not if you've heard it from somewhere else or if your simply a mac geek who pretends to be a proffesional. However the validity of the results is questionable, as the main proffesionals are unlikely to be geeks which search these forums anyway. To me it seems so far that most people own macs not for industrial use, but more like a personal novelty item, and perhaps companies use hybrids, and let people choose what they want etc etc. I'd assume the industry is mostly windows now.