02-08-2007, 09:38 PM
Most of your questions have been answered. I will clarify a few that may be unclear to you yet.
will photoshop and aperture run fine on the macbook (b/c of the video card) I'm planning on getting the 2 gig RAM
It will run fine. The graphics card has nothing to do with it. Both of those apps are 2D and don't require any heavy 3D/graphics card intensive usage.
what happens if i can't connect to the internet?...do i move my seat? (have never had a laptop before)
Any number of things can cause a poor or dropped internet connection. Your first step if you are unsure would be to contact your ISP.
how come for an os based on creativity, you can't configure much other than icons and desktop background and such? Can you change themes easily like on PC? (I have a tiger theme right now on my dell desktop)
The OS was not "based on creativity". It is a computer operating system, designed to function as any computer should. Aesthetics can be altered with third party apps, much like any other operating system out there can be.
do the widgets go on the side of the screen or only when you click on dashboard? (excuse me if i'm dumb)
If you are using Dashboard, then you will need to bring that up to see your widgets. Alternatively, you can install the Yahoo Widget Engine (formerly Konfabulator) and your widgets will remain on your desktop at all times.
i hear many people reach near climax when they talk about how much better OS X is than XP...but I still don't get it....how can a dock instead of a taskbar make such a big difference?
No OS is better than the other. It is a matter of preference. The Dock (taken from NextStep) functions almost identically to the Quick Launch bar in Windows. It merely holds aliases to frequently used applications.
If you have further questions, I would suggest first reading the several stickied threads in the "Switcher Hangout" forum here. They are packed with loads of helpful information that will likely answer many of the questions you have. Also, try the Search Function at the top of each forum to narrow your results for any other questions you may think up.