WOW! The next generation of Ubuntu Linux has been released. Ubuntu Linux is a free and better alternative to Microsoft Windows. It supports all computers and is very compatible. It has a free fully compatible office suite (Word, Excel and Powerpoint - Open Office), web browser (Firefox), media player(Which works with iPods) and much more, and they all work with the files you have now. No need to convert anything!
I have just recieved 20 brand spanking new Ubuntu CDs shipped for free from Europe, so if you live in Melbourne and are interested in using a better system than windows, which is free, and non-destructive, Contact me via email or phone and I will get a CD to you ASAP!
If you have ANY hesitation about how to use or have a look at it, please call me. I can help you with things, and step you through any process. Linux is a community based thing, so there are heaps of people very willing to help. I just do my part.
P.S. Andrew, seings you put me onto this in the first place, I expect that you are going to install it on your MacBook and see how much better than OSX it is.