It's time for me to upgrade my PC again. I'll probably just buy the hardware and build a new one. I have lots of questions. I'll ask no more than 10 per post. 1) I hear that MAC is coming out with a new 64-bit processor. Is MAC going to be the first one to release the 64-bit processor? 2) Please explain what the roll the bits play in the processor. What is 64-bit?? 3) I rarely see discussions about MAC. I'm curious, in what cases would you recommend someone purchase a MAC? How does it compare?? (Take gaming, art, programming, server hosting, web designing, and everything else you can think of into consideration when comparing.) 4) Would you say that MAC comparatively has a good platform for graphic? 5) Is MS word compatible with MAC? Can a MAC user talk to a Dell user if the Dell user is using MS Word? 6) Is there a special certification one can get for building computers? If there is one, what would be the primary reasons for getting it? How would someone go about getting it? Is it something which requires a onetime written test? 7) Please share comments based on this short paragraph: IBM is creating a new chip (PowerPC 970) that will be used instead of the Motorola PowerPC chip. It will be what is called a 64-bit chip. There is a lot of speculation about it. One is that the system bus will be as much as 900 MHz and the clock speed could be as high as 2.5 GHz. Thank you! P.S. How have you been Big B and syngod?