[Note: I'm a PC user who's never used a Mac, except for the times I have played a little in stores] This is my first question on MR - bear with me if it sounds too "newbie"ish. There are more on the way! This question is common to all Macs, but since I'm looking at buying a Power Mac I mention it by name. What comes with a new Power Mac (if I were to buy one now)? 1. From what I've read in the past year and more, it should come with Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and iLife. Would it be iLife '04? or '05? 2. For the OS, iLife and say additional "pre-installed" application packages (Like Final Cut Express), would I get the installation CD/DVD media as well? Or would it be a crappy "Recovery CD" kinda thing that's common in the Windows world? 3. Would there be anything installed on the system for which I would not get an installation medium (which means that I'd lose that app if for some reason the HDD goes for a toss and I'm forced to re-install the OS)? One primary assumption here is that this is bought from an Apple store. But I would also like to know if other stores have different policies. Thanks for your time!