Amanda and I are about to get our settlement from the wreck a year ago. We have talked and we have decided that with some of the money we will get a new desk top computer. Amanda feels that a MAC would be beneficial being that we have our nephew and the school systems here only use MAC computers. Being that the MAC world is virtually foreign to us other than Amanda's limited exposure in her job we need some feedback on what desk top models are considered top of the line and why. If we go with a top of the line what are we likely to look at paying? What kind of bells and whistles will we get with going with a top of the line MAC? I feel that since we have not used the desk top in quite some time probably four or more years that this will not pose a major risk to my schooling and in fact will help me decide if a MAC will be my next lap top purchase as well. If you all have knowledge about models that are not necessarily top of the line, but great models to have in the MAC world please share as well. I know Tom is a MAC user, but not sure about anyone else. How are parental controls on a MAC? Thanks for any help offered on this matter. OH and one other thing will the MAC bog down if it is not upgraded with the later updates that come out once a purchase is made like the phones do once they are so old? I know with my iPhone 4 once the updates for the iPhone 5 came out it started to really bog down if not become useless due to the speed it was showing. Thanks for any help offered on this matter. I hope all of you are doing well. I am getting ready to go and house sit so may be away from the computer for a while or it may be just the opposite *LOL*. I do know that the next few days are going to be a busy time as we prepare for the yard sale on Saturday from 8 to 4. Our little one is going to try and make some money as well selling bottles of water. Talk to you all later.