Here it goes. I have been waiting patiently for an upgrade to the powerbook line (especially the 12") since this summer's mac world conference. No go. Then for the end of the ipod mini give away rebates. Still no go. Then for today. Yet again, nothing. This is the most disgusting business practice that I have ever seen and what is even worse is that people are still being suckered into buying into it. I mean honestly, other computer makers roll out updates as soon as it becomes available and as soon as it is possible to use as an upgrade to their line. Take Sony for instance, they have updated/created 3 new notebook lines within the last 6 months or so. And they didn't need a fancy, look how great I am conference or event to do it. Let's take the 12" powerbook for instance, Apple could easily upgrade a years old graphichs card, and make the memory go up to 2gigs at least. It is sad when you can stuff more memory into a consumer laptop than a pro line. Not to mention they could easily place dual layer dvd-rw drives into their powerbook line with no problem at all. Yet they still remain stagnant. If you ask me Steve Jobs is no better than MS. The only thing that he has done has said, I have this cool OS and it is an alternative to the "evil empire" MS so you should buy it. He is really no better. Nobody else can sell OSX. He refuses to update his lines regularly so people continuously buy outdated crap from him just for the OS. Then he updates the computers so the new software only works with the new computers. This guy is a joke. The only thing he has done has suckered 6% of people into thinking that he is better than MS and he laughs when you walk out of his store buying overpriced outdated crap! Both Apple and MS are running monopolies in their own ways and I for one refuse to give money to a billionaire who thinks his *** is so perfect that no one will look past his complacent and ridiculous business practices.