Hi! I'm using an Indigo iBook clamshell (Soon going to upgrade to a Lime) and am about to go to high school. All of the school computers run on various versions of Windows, and they use Word and PowerPoint extensively, and don't really use open-source software. Should I get a Gecko EduBook ( http://www.norhtec.com/products/gecko/index.html ) with Windows XP for high-school and use Office, or use a PowerBook G4 along with Office v.X (I'll just buy a copy off eBay or something for $50) and Tiger or Leopard. Nearly all of the students use Windows as well, and don't usually use low-end PC's at all. I might need to use some Windows applications that aren't open-source, and may need to use Visual Basic Script (It's the required language for the computer science course instead of JS or C or whatever else) as well. I would probably dual-boot it with Linux, so Wine is an option. What should I get? Personally, I hate Windows and would really prefer a Mac, and I have like a $200 budget. I would probably use it as a personal computer as well. EDIT: My old school exclusively used Macs and the only application they really needed was any video-editing software and Office.