Then you end up in a mess again. Think about the Microsoft certification for vista...vista ready, capable, etc. Intel used to have different certification as well but I believe they dropped it. I think consumers would become confused about certification unless it was super controlled and was just a yes/no, and not maybes. Then again if I had the choice between a nice apple made system and an apple clone by gateway, or someone else, I would go apple. Plus you get the cool logo smile