Thanks, this is just what I need. I am pretty computer illiterate. My old Mac has always been so easy to use for mailers, business cards, letters, labels, pictures, and anything I've wanted to do that I've never needed to do much more than point and click. I'm recording on an old Tascam 4-track and want to be able to make demos to give to resorts and prospective clients. CDs always look so much better. Eventually I'll get to recording direct to hard disk. Digidesign is what has been recommended to me but it will have to wait a little while. Poco a poco.
PCs may be cheaper and run a lot of programs, but I'm not interested in games. I need a working tool for music and graphics. Something with a long shelf life.
Amos, thanks for the tip on the iMike. That sounds like just what I need .