I'm an IT Admin now, and I'm getting ready to start replacing all of our computers. Being fairly open minded I looked into both Dell and Apple. (Sorry, Linux just isn't ready for end users or network admins that support end users.) With Dell I can get an average machine for about $700 that includes keyboard, mouse, and monitor. (1GB of RAM, 80GB SATA HDD, but an old P4 3GHz.. no dual core here but I could probably upgrade to core2duo for about $150) I can also get a dell server with over 1TB of usable RAID 5 with a hot spare as a rackmount server with hot-swappable drives. Also, all of the PCs come with a 3 year on-site warranty (if a part goes bad they come here and replace the part the next day.) which is included in the $700 fee. I don't know enough about XServes, but when I tried to configure one similar to the Dell (with equivalent hardware warranty/replacement parts) it would cost me closer to $7,000 and wouldn't be true RAID 5, nor would it have a Hot Spare. So I'm wondering if there is a way to have similar performance, features, and reliability with Apple servers and desktops as I can have with Dell products without being near twice the price? (Keeping in mind if I were in the market for a new computer I'd be getting a MacBook. I prefer Apple by far for my own use, but working for a not-for-profit makes it hard to justify ever recommending Apple in the workplace.) Any tips? Am I missing something?