I live in the UK & have a PC with SuSE 10.1 & Windows XP Professional (under VMware) on it. Difficulties in finding a new PC that will run SuSE (or openSUSE) & the wish to avoid Windows Vista at all costs have led me to consider moving to the Mac. My monitor is a Dell 2407WFP; so, I'm just looking for a system unit - mac pro. To keep the cost down while getting a usable machine, I thought of 2.66 Xeons, 2GB FB-DIMMs, 250GB HDD (will add others later), 7300 video (not a gamer!). However, I have a few questions that I hope the experienced users here can help me with. 1 How reliable is Apple kit - in particular, the Mac Pro? 2 How good is Applecare? I don't want to be without my machine for weeks on end. In the UK, Apple has apparently withdrawn the mail-in service but did not tell its customers. That worried me, as you can imagine - I live in a country district & couldn't easily take a large computer to a distant repair shop. 3 Is Boot Camp good? I can't afford to ditch my Windows software just yet & need to be able to synchronize my Palm-based PDA. Thank you for your attention and (I hope) help.