Hello, I have been looking to upgrade, wonder if I can get some advice.. I want to get an 8 core Mac and upgrade to LP9 on the new system while keeping my old setup so I can still work while getting the new setup together, get acquainted w/9, get all my plugs crossed over, etc...Ive been doing research for my plugs, and the performance of the newer Macs... everything appears to be ok to make the switch to 10.5.x..now it appears that I cannot find a new Mac w/out Snow... Is there anywhere I might be able to find a new Mac that has 10.5.x instead of Snow? Either Snow came out too soon, or I took a little too long to make the jump..but Im at the point where Im going to upgrade. Im running G5 2.5/6GB/LP7.2.3/FF800. I got the ok for almost all of my plugs as long as I run the most recent updates, but people are a bit unsure of Snow. Great site, thanks, A.