Also, it may be a clue that I've got dozens of anti-Windows slogans (and am looking forward to more about Vista), and only one anti-Mac slogan which I actually looked for out of fairness.
I'm not sure how much money I'll have to play with, but I'm interested in recommendations for good low-end Macs. I think I'm not going to be doing anything computationally ambitious (I'm not a cutting edge gamer and I'm not going to be making movies). I'm also interested in recommendations for good Mac software, espcially if it's free. It should be much less necessary, but is there a Mac equivalent to Go Back, or should I just not worry about it?