I'm a longtime PC user considering getting a Mac Mini to run alongside my main PC (a custom built Athlon 64 machine). I occasionally make DVDs out of Mini-DV home movies and I wanted to know if a Mini would be suitable. I've heard good things about the iLife suite, and from what little I've seen it looks far superior to comparably priced PC programs such as NeroVision or Roxio EMC. When I saw it in the store, though, it seemed a little sluggish, even though it was running on a dual-processor PowerMac, so I'm afraid using it on a Mini might require having a good book on hand--what do you think? I'm resigned to the fact that encoding will have to be done overnight (I do that anyway with my Athlon 64), but would capturing DV and making the menus and such be unbearably slow? Regarding storage--obviously an 80GB laptop drive won't cut it for storing DV from my digital camcorder, but I already have a secondary hard drive (200GB Western Digital PATA) in my main machine which I could put in a Firewire enclosure and use on the Mac. Any suggestions/recommendations there? Next up comes RAM. The default 256MB is clearly not enough. I'd like to go up to a full gigabyte--but Apple charges a ridiculous $325 to upgrade to 1GB from 256MB. I know there's only one DIMM slot in there, but you can find 1GB PC2700 DIMMs for about $100 online; could I pick one up from Newegg and plug it in? I've read conflicting reports about whether you have to use special "Mac" memory. Or whether opening the Mini will void its warranty. Note that I don't do a _lot_ of video editing, just the occasional home movies. I just thought it might be fun to have a Mac around the house (I'll admit, Windows is downright ugly next to OS X), and video editing is one potential thing it could do better than my PC. Thanks for any advice.