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Compusolver, What do you mean programs dont have the depth on the mac as they do on a pc? Every program I have ever used on the mac has had every feature that its windows counterpart had. In some cases even more features as in the case of the latest versions of Avid Xpress and Media Composer and previous versions of After Effects (they finally caught the pc up and added the ability to preview out on a monitor via a fire wire port) Sure the PC has more hardware options because a billion different companies make PCs. Support is easily available on macs and frankly i havent needed any since i made the switch. Also Norton products are notorious for being woefully over bloated and slows your computer down greatly. There are many much better and free antivirus software packages such as AVG that will do just as good of a job, not slow your pc down as much, and not cost you any money. The intel transition is almost complete and the macs are very very fast. Even the small and cheap mac mini is a great editing system. I just got the new core duo mac min and its almost as fast as expensive the Xeon based workstation that i use at work. It runs windows very well too.