Hi--recently joined 21st century by getting a new MacBook Pro. Many changes since my old PowerBook days, so I'm trying my best to get current. New member here & just appreciate all the info people have shared & just how many generous and SMART Mac people there are out there...thanks to those who've posted. Q: Upgrading to OS X 10.5 Leopard & want to know if iLife '08 would also be a good addition or duplicative or ??? Also--what about regular vs. "family pack?" Likewise, what about iWork? Is it Mac's version of MS Office? I have MS Office to do the usual document stuff--just need something for personal word processing and might have a PowerPoint project or 2 in my future. Mostly am just curious if iLife is smart to add or if it might be better to get latest versions of other non-Apple software (i.e. PhotoShop, Final Cut, etc...) At present, beginner photographer with digital SLR & I mostly just use iPhoto and now on board w/ iTunes + iPod. Would like to incorporate more video into my hobbies/transfer from my camcorder and create who knows what...might even get wild & build my 1st web page. Other than that, I'm not sure what I need to supplement Leopard, what I don't, what software looks better, what software I might find useful down the road when I grow into all the options I have with a Mac today. Realize that's a BIG questions but specifically, if iLife fits that bill at present? At any rate, if someone had some feedback about that, I'd greatly appreciate it and apologies for being so out-of-date with the Mac world today. Mahalo!