Please forgive me but I'm not canadian and I don't own a mac. I'm american and I own a pc. But I think I might like to switch to a mac as I primarily use my pc for photography editing and printing. Here's what keeps me from doing it. I'd have to replace all my software (word processing, photo editting, bookkeeping, internet.) My image editing program costs $600 US alone. Then I worry about all of my peripherals being compatible. I have 2 scanners, 2 printers and a zip drive. I can just about live with the initial machine costing so much more but the cost and frustration of replacing everything else scares me out of switching. I began a discussion on a photgraphy web site where it has taken on "the chicken or the egg" proportions. While most everyone has a strong opinion on the superiority of pc or mac for photo work few could address my technical concerns. Anyone have advise to share?