Hi there. I would welome some reasoned, referenceable (as well as anecdotal!) reasons to counter NOT getting some XSERVES for our department's needs (the guy who is erring against them is also pro-Mac but he cites financial issues). I have seen, and of course thus cannot find it now, some debunking of the XSERVES are expensive line and that a Intel based is not necessarily better. As the system would run Apache and MySQL etc even the "windows tax" argument cannot be used. "It's an elegant machine, the Xserve G5, but for a couple of grand less we could get equally-fast Dell blades (3.2 ghz/1-meg-cache Xeons) with hard drives that would be faster though less roomy (150 gigs of usable, 15k-RPM SCSI versus 500 gigs of slower Serial ATA). These would run Linux, which of course is well-suited to Apache/MySQL/PHP," is the comment from my chap. Any good help appreciated ! We would be going for a few machines so the savings potentially are great you see. Thanks..