I'm all set to go to college next september and I've got my car, my dorm-room accessories, I even got a new turntable, but I don't have a computer yet. What I originally wanted was a 17" powerbook, but I've decided there not worth the money in their current form. So then I was thinking about an ibook, but I still have some reservations. I don't like the fact that it won't run core image, and I don't like that it's limited to such a low resolution. If either of these things were fixed, I would definitely buy one. I was hoping for a big update to the ibook line before school starts, but now with the intel switch in the works (like a new formfactor), I'm guessing there will be a small update in july/august, or possibly no update until october. Realistically, the Paris Expo is really too late to release an education oriented computer. Most school districts would have already started, and many college students (including myself) will have either left for college or already purchased a computer. Right now, here's where I stand. If apple doesn't update the ibook before the end of august, then I think I'll stick around in linux land and buy an IBM laptop or build me a dual core AMD desktop. Cause as it stands, I would be hesitant about purchasing an Apple laptop due to their age and the somewhat precarious intel situation, and their operating system is only so much better than linux for what I do(although it is very nice). So my question is, how likely is it that Apple releases an before the paris expo?