My Toshiba laptop (purchased in July 2005) seems to be on the blink. Either that, or it is in the clutches of evil forces that none of the virus detectors or other diagnostic tools can find. Freezes on start-up, etc. I've downloaded most of my files on to flashdrives, so I guess it's not the crisis I first thought, but is it true that Macs don't have these problems? Or get sick? To make the switch from PC to Mac, or not? That is the question. The university is about to buy me a new computer, which will also be a laptop (but not a Mac--due to budgetary issues), so I'd have to think about how big a pain in the neck it will be to go back and forth between those. Hmm.