Just in case you're wondering, iTunes on XP Pro with a 2.20 P4 processor rips tunes about as quickly as my 1 GHz G4 in my iMac. Sure, there are more variables you might want to factor, but this somewhat goes to show just how specialized Apple hardware is to do what Apple needs it to do.

No, I really don't miss skipping on the G5 just yet. The flatscreen included in the price has a lot to do with that.