Ok, I have an XP Home desktop with 512mb of Ram, two hard drives...it's a decent machine to run Cubase SX 2.0 and my Tascam FW1884. Since it is Windows...this machine can be pretty unstable. Anyways, I wanted to a get laptop (Mac G4 IBook) to do some live recording and I was planning on getting a fast external firewire drive. Now here is my question.....will the laptop run my gear even though its a 1GHZ processor? I'm planning on getting 512mb of RAM in it so I thought it should be fine as long as I get the external drive for audio. Basically, I want a laptop for my own personal use but I also want a STABLE computer to run my gear every so often. I was thinking Mac may be the best option.