I want to purchase a mac desktop given that I already have a windows pc laptop for school. I use this mainly to take notes on/to keep organized through outlook with the calendar. I want to use a mac desktop in conjunction with this setup and want to be able to check email, maintain contacts, and a calendar on the mac desktop which ultimately are "in sync" with the pc laptop using outlook to organize all of those above mentioned items. What are the best solutions to addressing this problem/ using a a pc and mac simultaneously. I have considered using a .mac account to sync files (ie notes taken in word between the two machines, and use ical through .mac to keep my calendar consistent on both machines)-just wondering if this is the only, or even best option available to me currently. If I can't find a good solution I guess using a mac laptop for everything would have to be my solution.