Let's say I wanted to decrease the boot time and the resources that my iBook has to deal with...could I remove the dock Preference Pane and disable the dock so that I could just have a few of the app icons on the desktop? No, I'm not crazy..just trying to find ways to limit the number of items being loaded and constantly recognized by the system when those items are unnecessary. I've already removed the MobileMe, UniversalAccess,and Parental Controls Pref Panes and would like to continue trimming stuff down. Thanks for any assistance! And really, I am not crazy; I just see where the PPC trail is leading and am simply preparing my machine for further obsolescence.