Actually the Mac OS-x is a very good OS. A couple years ago I met a fellow at SWW who's company bought Macs to run SW on using a virtual machine. They did this for performance reasons. UG is now less resource intensive than SW is and much less of a pain to install and maintain. Getting away from a future with Vista is IMHO a good move. All this graphics card and hardware confusion that is associated with SW would go away. The OS would be optimized for one set of hardware. Unfortunately SW would have a hard time going down this path. In the end it will be users that determine the fate of this, but I think MSoft has been obnoxious enough about the whole thing to have really put off a lot of people and open the door to Apple.