I have bought the Retail 10.5.6 disk from an apple store. and if i ever were to use final cut professionally or in a way other than recreation i most certainly would buy it form the apple store as well, as it is i figured it wouldn't be a big deal to borrow the DVDs from my brother in law. I in no way approve of piracy, and as far as the iPC goes, i figure that if i bought the DVD then it really doesn't matter how i get it working. i mean hell, it is pretty much illegal simply to install it on my PC anyway (at the very least it is skirting the fringe of legality, apple sticker or no). I just can't stand windows anymore, it is a stale environment that i simply don't like, not to say anything for (or against) it's merit as an OS. i use Linux for my servers and lightly as a development platform. i used to own an iBook and i fell in love with the way you move around in OSX and the way that things are presented. not to mention the snazzy graphical extras. I would buy another apple in a heartbeat if i could afford it. right now this is what i got, and i figure that i can have the next best thing to a mac in my hack.
anyway, thats my 2bits. not to seem aggressive or defensive.
Mathematics is not a language, it’s an adventure. Most mathematics is done with a friend over a cup of coffee, with a
diagram scribbled on a napkin. As Gauss once remarked, “What we need are notions, not notations.”