My ibook was dead for a good while due to a hdd that crapped out. I FINALLY got around to using my warranty and get it fixed. I got it back a couple days ago but only now am getting to actually spend some time on it (took it to work). Man OS X is great, it's been a while. I've been roughing it with linux/win on my pc for a while, but it just doesn't compare. I still hope someday OS X will be as available as win/lin (I absolutely loath how stubbornly proprietary apple is) or that linux will catch up in its quality/polish. But for now, this really is the best OS, by a wide margin ..and hell, I'm still on panther even.