I know it sounds stupid, but here's the story. In order to log into my employer's mainframe through the internet, I either need to run Internet Explorer through OS9, or connect through any version of Windows (the mainframe emulator is java based, and doesn't work with the java built into OSX for some reason ). I dunno if/when they'll fix the problem. I still have my G3 iBook, but would prefer to take my Macbook on the road with me. I've heard rumors that the next version of windows will run on the intel based macs. I also know there's an emulator called Qemu. I tried to run it on my iBook, but it would lock up as soon as I tried running it. I have yet to try it on my Macbook. Any suggestions?