I gotta be sounding like a broken record, and I'm certain some of you could care less that I'm gushing in this forum like a girl seeing her first Davey Jones concert (bad 70's joke), but MAN OH MAN do I think Macintosh is the best thing that has ever happened to computers. You guys know the story. I had a $4K Velocity Micro PC that went nutty after 2 years. Velocity Micro still can't fix it despite the fact it has been shipped to their company no less than 3 times. In January I said "enough is enough" and took the biggest gamble of my life in buying a Macintosh. For most brainwashed PC users like myself, going Mac was the thing we were taught never EVER to do. Even my fellow HTF Moderator staff were telling me that I was "drinking the kool-aid" because I was talking up the virtues of owning a Mac computer. In the past 3 months I have thoroughly enjoyed my Mac experience to the point where two weeks ago I ditched my Lenovo laptop for a Macbook Pro. The time had come for me to put that final nail in the coffin as far as Windows and PCs were concerned. After a year of owning a Lenovo, which is considered by some to be the "Rolls Royce" of laptops, I can honestly say that the Macbook Pro blows it out of the water. Here are 1. Bootup time is much quicker with OS X than Windows. My Lenovo laptop with its 7200rpm drive used to take 3 minutes to load up completely with its startup programs to the point where I could use it. On my Macbook Pro with its slower hard drive it takes 25 seconds. 2. Anything APPLE makes is quality. That's one of the reasons why you pay through the nose for it. You tend to admire the design and build quality of an iPod when comparing it to all the other MP3 players out there. Same goes for Mac computers. These are the most attractive and well-built pieces of machinery on the market. Even Consumer Reports this month rated Mac desktops to be the most reliable of computers. 3. No unnecessary eye candy. I have said this many times before --- Vista is a glorified Windows XP that has been doctored up to look pretty. But you know what? It still has bugs, it still crashes and there are many having problems upgrading to it. With OS X I have yet to have a single crash. When you install a program you simply drag it to a directory. When you uninstall you simply drag it to a trash can. No registry crap to deal with and none of the problems associated with one software not playing nice with another. Bottom line is that I have never enjoyed my computing experience as much as I do now that I switched over to a Mac. I have even managed to convince my co-workers to switch over and they thank me almost on a daily basis for doing so.