Hey, I have been doing a lot of research and waiting, finally think I found the best price and timing for my purchase. I'm getting stock 12" PB w/ 3 years AppleCare and 15gb iPod for $1568 total including tax-free weekend purchasing and cram&jam rebate and special university pricing above the normal education discount. Thats an $600+ savings over the retail price for this combo, so I think I got a great deal (I could even sell the iPod for more savings but I think I will keep it). Anyways, what software should I purchase to start off with? My school has Mac Office for I think less than $100, so I will probably pick this up... Is it worth it? What other base software that is not included should I get? Is Keynote worth it for presentations or should I stick to Powerpoint on PC? Using this computer for E-school stuff, so connecting to Unix systems and writing up reports (sometimes with Latex), etc. Also the usual email/web surfing during class, along with managing my music and video collection. *Side question: I've always connected to computer clusters with Windows using XWin software, is the X software already incorporated within my PB operating system (I heard it is unix based) or do I need to download something like XWin in order to run xemacs and other software remotely? Stupid question but never owned a Mac. Thanks in advance.