Hey gang. I'm starting University this year, studying IT/Multimedia and am in serious need of a new computer. At Uni, they use mainly Windows PCs, although they do have one Mac lab (G5 iMacs) for the 'design' side of things. My parents promised me a new computer as a high school graduation present and I'm seriously considering a mac pro (2.66Ghz, 2GB RAM, X1900xt). A lot of the programs I would be using would be multi-platform, like Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Director, Maya and After Effects, but I would still need to run some Windows only apps like Visual Studio and Adobe Video Production apps (until the new versions are releases on OSX). My parents can see where I'm coming from, wanting a Mac Pro, but my dad is still fairly hesitant, believing I would be at a disadvantage using a Mac for Uni, where almost all the computers are PCs. He is also not convinced about running Windows XP on a Mac, thinking there would be too many problems. Is there anyone out there who has been in a similar situation and could offer some advice? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.