This is for everyone that has installed OS X 10.1.x recently along with OS X native applications. I would like to hear how long it took you to do the full install, and if you kept OS 9.2.x on the computer along with applications that you have that are not OS X native (yet). At work, we are approaching the end of the testing phase before being able to adopt OS X. It's taken this long mostly because it has taken some time to get OS X native versions of some applications (Ill10, PS7, and OrficeX). The way we have to do it really blows. One of the tech's down in corporate (in NJ) has made an image that we have to use for the instal. This wouldn't be so bad IF it could be placed onto a cd. It cannot since the compressed file is about 1.4GB. I had to download it via a ftp server (~5Mb pipe between MA and NJ, at best). The way this image works is that it installs OS X along with ALL the applications the company has licenses for. We only have two options, restore in place, and restore with wiping the drive. Well, I installed the image as they wanted us to (forced to use an external drive, I went with a firewire one). Placing it onto a ruby iMac took over 45 minutes to just install (without wiping the drive first). It took even more time to make the modifications that they want done, as well as make sure that the files (that were on the iMac before the install) were not corrupted. The other tech placed the image/installer onto his firewire drive and installed it onto a G4 (DA). He had installed OS 9.2.2 onto the G4 first, but I had him do a restore with wipe to see if it would take any less time. It actually took just as long. There are other problems with the image they are forcing on us, not the least of which is the fact that the admin password that we have been provided doesn't work. All of these problems will be documented (by myself and my fellow tech's in MA). If history is anything to go by, all of our issues will be ignored by the people in NJ. Is that a common issue with people that live down in NJ??