I'd like to get a new orchestral library + Kontakt + computer in the following year.

I was tempted by the Muse Receptor which is based on Linux OS. But the cheaper solution MacMini is very attractive.

OS X is in fact a Unix flavor.
No stupid registry database to deal with.
No virus problems (not yet...).

Macmini + 2 Gigs Ram: $575 + $250

http://www.macmall.com/macmall/famil...mini_intel.asp

Internal Hard drive: $125 (losing your Mac warranty by the way)

http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/11/...ous/page8.html


On the network side few choices are available.

Midi part:
http://www.musiclab.com/products/rpl_info.htm
MIDIoverLAN CP creating a MIDI network

Audio part:
http://www.fx-max.com/fxt/product.html
They are working on FXT 2 and Mac version.

http://plasq.com/wormhole
Don't know much about them

My Pc and display are kept for the sequencer and for about $2000 2 MacMini would run the library.

It's something to think about. On the other side could a big E6700 dual core with plenty of memory and 3 Hard Drives running on the upcoming vista do the job... ???

SergeD