Re: help for buying notebook (computer)
Let's see, now that the Apple HW platform has been changed to intel processors, most harmful code for M$ PC's will be harmful for Macs too, since the really creepy harmful codes are usually assembler (x86-based CPU) code. So the "safer HW environment" argument is no longer valid.
So, you're basically spending 3K on hardware, that without the Apple sticker will cost you 1K. Go for a Dual-core intel-based portable PC, 80/120 GB HDD, 1GB or 2GB RAM, double layer R/W DVDROM and some nice graphics card, if you want to use it for play (there are notebooks with powerful graphics available). I'm running Windows since Version 2.0 and in my 18-year career had *2* viruses. AVG antivirus (free for home use) has been protecting my machines since 2000. Never had a problem. If you have critical data, install Norton Ghost to fix any issues at startup, IF they ever occur (never had a problem). And don't use IE, use Firefox!!!!
Don't waste your money on a Mac, buy a portable PC.
Just my $0.02