Hey everyone...I just joined this forum, and I'm sure my first post will stir up some responses... I am about to purchase either a Power Mac G5 or a PC of it's caliber. My budget is about $1500, so I could get a very high end, snazzy PC. My issues are this: -I've been using PC's to record for years, and I've grown familiar with the programs I use...primarily Cakewalk Sonar 4.0 Producer. If I went with the MAC, I wouldn't be able to run this program (I assume), so I would lose a lot of songs. -the main thing I want is a fast processor. when i did side by side comparisson, it looks as if the G5 processor isn't as fast as a high end Dell...even an $899 Dell is faster....are MAC's processors different, so that a 2 GHz is equal to a 3.2 GHz PC???? I'm confused...why would MAC G5 be only 2 GHz? Take a look at this link to see what I'm talking about. http://tinyurl.com/dzl3u I know that people are loyal to one or the other...MAC or PC. I don't really care what I use, as long as it's fast. I can learn how to use MAC's if it really is better. I don't like their operating system, but I can get over that. And no, I don't work for Dell...in fact I hate their customer service. I would get any good computer at this point. so, let me know what you think. all suggestions welcome.