Hi all, I consider myself a recent switcher, well I bought my first iBook ca. 2 years ago, a 12" 1.33 Ghz. After a short while I shifted the ram up to 1 gig and noticed that the speed increased enough to make it a comfortable experience. Note: I don't play games or run graphic apps, I just write and listen to/view media. And everything else considered, the iBook is a perfect machine: light, long battery-life, matte screen, and affordable. Since a few weeks now, I've had a ton of problems. Safari 3, which is generally great, has been hanging and even when I force-quit it, it remained locked in the dock for some reason. Only a restart helped. Itunes is very laggy, but that is probably due to my large music-collection, which I recently added to it. iPhoto, the new one, is very laggy also. Just now, I had to restart my mac again because everything froze. I'm leaning everything, for the gazillionth time, with Onyx now. I noticed that the mds-process (which runs Spotlight) is often consuming lots of energy also. So, my question is: Is this a ram problem? Is 1 gig no longer enough? I noticed that Apple has been pushing 2 gigs in its machines now, perhaps a sign that their apps—and those are mainly my problem—require more ram? Will it help if I upgrade to 1.5 gigs or ram—the max an iBook can take? Please advise. Thanks!