So I entered film college, and I'm eventually going to have to get into Final Cut Pro and Avid. The downside is that one of them is exclusive to Apple, one is on Windows and Mac. I'm using Linux. I wouldn't mind just buying a new drive and putting OSX on it and all the rest and whatever, but I'm going to be rendering beefy footage (and perhaps HD footage because the industry is moving towards HD) and being able to burn content onto DVD. Can it be done? I'm just a poor college student here, and Apple was only kind enough to scrape $100 off the price of a laptop. Here's my specs: Intel Pentium 4 HT - 3.0 GHz 1GB Corsair RAM (Would be willing to upgrade this, but it's been fine with 480i, 480p, and 720i content that I've shot) 128MB ATi Radeon 9200 (Also would be willing to upgrade this, although I don't play games; just edit) Sony DVD-RW Drive (I'm guessing a Sony drive would be compatible enough, or perhaps someone has built drivers for it) FireWire in that says Mac OS9/OSX Compatible (Should be good no matter what I do, no? ) I'm sure it's enough to scrape by in HD, and it's been plenty for the standard def stuff I've edited. But if I use one of these pirated/optimized/whatever versions of OSX, will everything be lahdeedah? Or am I going to have to actually use my MasterCard for an Apple-branded computer?