[quick sidenote: I like how my iPod Touch knows all the models of apple computer and will autocorrect my capitalization, but doesn't know "pc."] I'm just curious if, when the time comes to buy a new computer, do PCs ever even figure into your buying decision? Do you even research PCs? I ask because I am looking into a new computer and it only just occurred to me that a PC was an option. I thought about it and quickly threw the idea out. I'm not entirely sure why- I use PCs at work and in school computer labs and don't hate the experience. In fact, I can't remember the last really bad experience I had with a PC (ok, so I witnessed no fewer than three of my friends' notebooks self-destruct within the last two years or so. They all switched.). Even so, I find myself without hesitation looking at a new mac to replace my iBook. This was not always the case. I got my iBook five years ago. To refresh your memory, iPods were just becoming the massive success we recognize today (era of the 3g iPod- or the original iPod touch, lol), but mac sales had not yet followed and were not exactly the super-hip items they are now. I knew I wanted a mac at the time as well, but it was not the same clear cut decision. I learned computers on a mac lcII and my elementary/middle schools had been mac-exclusive (and actually provided a mac to the family of every student), but my family switched to PC when I went to high school. As a result, I was mac-saavy but had never had a chance to use osx or any of the new hardware. As I graduated high school, everyone was getting new laptops to take to college. I ended up as the only one in my group of friends with a mac (which, as I said, I knew I wanted, by I had also considered other options at the time). If this decision had occurred this year- I feel like all of my friends would have gottenacbooks for college, no decision neccessary. What do you think?