Well, I did it. Ordered a 15" 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro with the \nbig hard drive this morning. If it isn't here by my birthday I'll pull \nout my printed copy of the order to look at while I blow out the candles.\n\nSo now the question is: By which rituals and through how much sacrifice \ndo I appease the Redmond gods for this transgression sufficiently to set \nthis thing up with its native OS and 64-bit Vista in a dual-boot config, \nand maybe a 32-bit version to run in a virtual machine for when I have \nreal work to do? That sounds like the best option to me right now. I'm \nnot so much interested in the nuts and bolts at this point as I am in \nhow many licenses/copies I have to buy and from whom. From what I've \nread here I'm figuring I'll need two-one each for the 64-bit and 32-bit \nversions. Could I get either or both via download, or will brick and \nmortar be part of the equation?\n\nMind you, I'm not here to defend the logic of any of this. I went \nthrough all that when I didn't get the pony I asked for as a little boy. \n Now, at long last, I'm getting even. I AM going to get what I want, \nand no one's going to deprive me of it!