My laptop gets hot AND is noisy as hell. Enjoy the silence, and buy some asbestos gloves.
I’ve said it many times: Women can be incredibly useful.
As for the pc-mac transition, you could get the Boot Camp-software, thus being able to install WinXP on your mac.
There are some other solutions called virtualisations (kinda like an emulator, but not quite the same), but since I don’t have an Intel-processor in my ancient laptop, I haven’t really bothered to look into it…