I am hoping you guys can point out some thing I am missing. The other day I decieded to see what the new Opteron servers would cost. I was pleasently suprised. I then checked out the Apple store, and was dumbfounded by the difference in price. Here are the configurations: Opteron -Dual AMD Opteron 242 (1.6 GHz) -1U Rack Mount Case -2 GB DDR333 RAM (1 GB for Each Processor, not shared) -200 GB Western Digital w/ 8 MB Cache -DVD-ROM / CD-RW -Built in 10/100 Ethernet -Add On 10/100/1000 3Com NIC -Floppy Drive -Red Hat 9.0 Operating System $3,500 (Approx) www.monarchcomputing.com XServe -Dual 1.33 GHz G4 -1U Rack Mount -2 GB DDR333 -180 GB Hard Drive -DVD-ROM / CD-RW -Dual Gigibit Ethernet -OS X Server w/ Unlimited Clients $5,900 (Approx) From where I stand, that is a huge price difference for a machine with lower specs. CPU: AMD is 64-Bit Capible, and Faster, Hypertransport, On board multi-processor control RAM: AMD Actually has full implementation of DDR, plus onboard memory control on the processor. Hard Drive: AMD Larger, w/ Larger Cache Optical Drive: Tie Network: Apple w/ Dual Gigibit OS: Apple (OS X is easier that Red Hat, plus Red Hat isn't 64-bit yet.) Given all this, I'd just like to know if I missed something, and what would convince somebody to go with the XServe over the Opteron server. I am truly interested in a discussion, not a Mac v. PC argument.