Hello! This is my first post, so please bear with me I'm pretty happy that I recently ordered a new 15" MBP 2.0 GHz for school (custom built with 128 GB SSD and 15" HR Anti-Glare Matte option, as I couldn't stand the glossy ones) My old computer is very old...a Powerbook G4 from 2002 that is still running very, very well, despite its age. Running Tiger on it at the moment, but the school stated that I should have a computer not more than 3 years old, so I decided to put in the cash for a new comp. I have read a few posts throughout the forums and my web searches that Microsoft Office 2004 was not compatible with Lion...I personally do not like the 2008 nor the 2011 version, and would much rather stick with MS Office 2004 (since I know how to use it very well) even if it meant staying on the Snow Leopard OS. However, I had a question though - since my Mac was custom built and ordered on July 19, 2011, does this mean that it would come installed with Lion already? I already have licenses/software for a multitude of other PPC programs and would love to have Snow Leopard instead of Lion, and since most of these PPC programs won't run under Lion, I am in a bind. I also read on the forums that users could not "downgrade" to Snow Leopard when your machine comes pre-installed with Lion. Is this the case? Is it possible for me to do a clean wipe of the hard drive and install Snow Leopard, since I have the install DVD? Are there any options at this point for someone in my shoes? Thanks for the help everyone! Really appreciate it.