XP, Windows, and Mac

My remaining reasons for maintaining some XP machines at home is diminishing very
quickly. Video Editing, Photo/Image Editing and a couple of HAM radio programs are
the last items that I have not been able to move/port over to Linux. My kids have
a couple of games that they like but I could move them to the Mac as those titles
are available there as well.

2009 might be the year that we phase out the last of the Windows world here at our

I would like to move to the Mac but the price tag is frankly too much for me to make
the jump at this point given that it is really just commodity Intel hardware.

I like Linux but the Video and Photo/Image Editing software is not at the same level
as the Windows or Mac platforms.

I am so close...  but I need to bridge these last couple of gaps.