... and none of you can talk me out of it! The reasons I'm getting a Mac are: 1. They are not as vulnerable to viruses and shit as Windows, so I don't have to worry so much about virus programs that slow everything down. 2. They function better, from what I can determine. For example, a friend of mine says he's had his Mac laptop for five years, and it has not once had a problem that simply restarting didn't fix. This is not true of my Windows. 3. They have more stuff out of the box that I would want that Windows doesn't. 4. Miscellaneous little things about how they function which are much nicer and more convenient than on Windows. 5. The GUI is so much more esthetically pleasing than Windows's ugly, bulky one. 6. I'm getting a laptop for myself anyway, and it might as well be one that has Mac on it. 7. Getting a Mac doesn't mean I have to give up Windows and the stuff Windows is actually good for. Apple now makes computers with processors that are compatable with Windows. And they have Boot Camp, which helps install Windows XP SP2 on an Apple computer and make a dual-boot system; it's expected to come standard with the next update to Mac. And I plan on taking advantage of this. Soon I will be getting a job, and as soon as I have the money and Leopard comes out, I'm getting a Mac. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! In the meantime, I'll decide whether I want to install XP or Vista on it.