I'm a PC but if I wasn't so comfortable with it, I would definately own a MAC. I love my iPhone and enjoy playing on the MAC at work.
I have a question too. I have an original iPhone that bricked. When I turn it on, it's like there is no OS, and when I try and sync it to restore, iTunes doesn't know it's there. Is there any way I can get this up an running again? I'd even take it hacked or unlocked. I just want a back-up.
Well that one is tricky because jailbreaking requires software to be there in the first place. I don't really have any experience with 1st gen iPhone, and for good reason. When you plug it into a computer, does the display backlighting at least turn on, indicating that it's getting power? It may take a moment.
Hold the lock and the home button and count to 10, and then release the lock button and continue to hold the home button and count to 10 again. This puts the iPhone or iPod touch into recovery mode and a prompt SHOULD appear in iTunes.