I am thinking about making the transition. My concerns: text editing. I use notepad, wordpad - any way to get the equivalent on a mac? I did see the Text Editor on the Mac, but it appears the only save option that might work is the open doc text (.ico) format. Any way to get a similar compare files feature as Notepad++ for detecting differences in template files? Any input on LARGE file size viewing (250k edit: over 3.5M lines)? Many times I have been using Word Pad because that is the only way to open the server log files locally without reducing them via grep on my server before I download (I need to be able to work without an internet connection) The Mac Terminal program - nice. I can see that opens a shell, where I can run several unix commands locally on the mac. Any limitations on that? Could I change permissions on files, etc? The Mac Terminal program - can I connect to my server using that, similar to how I am using puTTy on windows? Mail client on the mac, would that work for multiple email accounts? I have outlook set up to handle 8 different email accounts at the moment. Can I assume that I could use the unix rsync command if I wanted to do that instead of, or in addition to, the Time machine on an external drive? I have noticed that many of the things I do daily seem much easier on the mac, and am thinking about switching. But wanted to get input from people who have made the switch, or know both systems.