So I've currently got a 4 yr old dell 4700, with a Pentium 4. Starting to slow down, and ready for something new. I use a mac at work, and love many of the abilities (the one I use is a PPC). My job and schooling revolve around photo editing, possibly video editing and website design. Originally thought of a Mac Pro, but was hearing it might just be overkill for someone buying their computer via student loans. So I started to look into the 27" i7 iMac. Though I must admit, after reading a few posts, I'm quite worried about buying one. I have had very few issues with my dell over the years, and many of the problems, I fixed on my own within a day or so. I can't afford to be without a computer for more than a day, it is literally my life (business and school). So a first thing's first, what are your guys' thoughts on the situation? Second question. I have all my editing software for windows....so I'm going to need to be able to use that on the new mac (if I get one, tomorrow possibly). I've looked into the 3 options, and ironically enough, parallels has been getting the worst ratings. I spoke to the guys in the mac store about using boot camp, but my install disk is service pack 2 (it's a dell install disk as well, media center. I've used it for 2 installs, it installs like XP should, then goes into the random additions), and they said I need SP3. What do you think would be the best approach? I run lightroom, photoshop and dreamweaver. As well as plan to keep blackberry desktop on the windows side, it sucks on the Mac side.