Okay guys, here's a question for you all: OS X vs. Linux. As for Windows, I refuse to upgrade to Vista. I've heard too many problems with it, and I'm tired of all the issues I've had with Windows since 3.1. I'm willing to try out OS X/Mac and Linux. Here's where I stand: I don't do heavy gaming on my computer, -however-, if I do see a game for Windows I'm interested in, I would love to play it. Plus, there are some programs which are pretty much Windows only that I like to run.. Which platform has the better Windows emulation available? Mac Is Mac really that stable? Sure, sure, there are those lame commercials that claim they are, but I want to know from real-world experience. How fast does Mac run on the internet? Most of my uses on the computer are either internet browsing, chatting, movie viewing, music listening, and word processing. Does the Mac Mini look like a good piece of hardware to you guys? Linux What's a good, easy to use distribution that I can mess around with if I wanted, and customize and fit to my needs? I don't have much experience with Linux but I am willing to learn, and I'm not afraid of the command prompt like some people are, although I will probably have to learn through books and helpful websites. What companies make good Linux machines? What companies make good but inexpensive Linux machines? I don't know a thing about putting a computer together, what with all the different parts and compatibility issues, but if someone can point me in the right direction, I can go that route. I'm basically a computard that's been using Windows for over a decade now, and I want to move past that, try something new. I'm not a programmer or anything, just an average joe.