Thanks for the kind welcome Chris, now onto the questions;
I am a PC guy, and have only had experience with a mac way back in 89, so bear with me.
I'm looking at the 13" macbook (2.0Ghz) currently for use when I travel. I usually travel by motorcycle, so size and weight are an issue which is what led me to the macbook. What I will be using it for is basic internet, email, blog, word processing, and photo storage and editing. The macbook seems to fit the bill, however being a PC guy I can get similarly equipped windows machines for about the same price.
I know I can run bootcamp and use Mac OS and also WinXP, but given the 80GB hard drive size, how much will be eaten up by 2 operating systems? I know I can add an external USB hard drive, but that defeats the purpose of a small setup if I have to lug all sorts of add-ons along.
Another concern of mine is durability; I will have notebook in a tail bag on the back of the bike, possibly in a padded hard case, or just in a softside case inside my soft luggage in between layers of clothing. It will be experiencing bouncing due to road conditions, moreso than in a car. How do they hold up?
I see that battery life and heat build up are 2 of the biggest concerns with laptops. I hear that the macbook has superior battery life to most of the PC's out there, but how good/bad is the cooling? Thanks.
One final question. Is there any basic photo cataloging/editing software included with the macbook? Thanks.