I bought a 2Ghz Macbook C2D with 1 Gig RAM at the end of November and have been extremely pleased with it being my first Mac and all. However, recently I went home for the holidays where unfortunately my broadband connection was down and every time I tried to open iTunes I'd get the beachball spinning with a loading of time of 1-2 minutes, whilst other apps opened instantly. I only have ~500 songs and still have 40Gb of space left on the HD, I also tried repairing permissions and reinstalling iTunes with no effect. I got back to university halls today, where I have a 24Meg internet connection and iTunes is working fine again. Were the slow loading times I experienced due to iTunes trying to access the iTunes store and if so, is there anything I can do to prevent it ? I ask as I'm due to move into a flat in a couple of weeks and won't have the net for a while. Thanks in advance.