Okay first you have to promise not to laugh. I'll be getting my first iMac soon from the online store (woohoo!). With every other PC I've had, the first time powering up Windows requires about 3-4 hours of internet back and forth in order to install/update/patch Windows and all the ridiculous drivers, plus installing the needed add ons. I live in a remote area and my only internet access is via satellite. Max is 1mps and I have a 250 MB daily cap. See? I asked you not to laugh... In the past I have had to bring my towers to work for the ethernet connection in order to avoid the throttling and FAP nightmare at home. So how about a Mac? The first time I turn this puppy on is it going to go looking for remote installs and yadda yadda? I won't bring it straight home if so. Thanks for the help guys, helps me plan what I need to do.