Although I have been a longtime Mac devout, I'm seriously considering a Windows machine as my next computer. I tried it once in the past and was very annoyed with the programs that came with it. Now, four years later, I've become more familiar with the Windows platform and since i have a friend who has access to a, er, truckload of inexpensive software, I could load up on good programs quite easily, something I can't do with my Mac. I also like the Wintel's more friendly user upgradeability. I plan to use the computer for musical applications. What are the pros and cons for each? what do you people use? I can't believe no one created this thread before... Will C.