Edging to the Mac side

I really, really want to get one of the new iMacs especially after seeing some of the uber-spiffy things OS X Leopard can do, but I'm less than enthused about the circa 2006 hardware specs. Then again, considering the circa 2001 hardware I'm using now, a new iMac would be a huge improvement. And it would look really good on my desk. ATI HD 2600 with 256 MB video RAM though? Is that enough for Leopard?

And seriously, WTF is up with charging $700 to go from 2 GB up to 4 GB of DDR2 RAM? You can buy like 14 GB of memory for that much retail.

Still saving up for a new computer for next year. Whether it will be Mac or something else is still up in the air.

It's too bad I can't just buy OS X to run on a computer I put together myself.