Hello! I have recently purchased a 13" MBP (2.4, 2010 model) for my girlfriend. She's given me a list of software that she needs for her job and I've been taking care of that, while learning my way into OSX. Always been a Windows/Linux user, noobie when it comes to Macs. Everything went great until last night, very easy to install software, it's even running a VM with Windows 7 (for the few programs not available for OSX) and the little Mac does not complain. At some point I had the VM (using 1 out of the 4GB of RAM) installing software, while downloading from Chrome, plus few torrents, and installing WoW on the OSX. Even with all this the Macbook was always ready whenever I wanted to do something else. This is to point out that the machine is fast enough. So, to my issue: Someone sent me an URL to a streaming website which uses Flash (opened it with Chrome). It was slow. Very slow. At one point the mouse pointer just vanished whenever I gave Chrome focus, and it wouldn't come up anywhere on the screen, not even moving it outside the Chrome window - but it was there since I had the context menu show up on right-click. Sometimes pressing "cmd" would make it show up, but it didn't work all the time. Not knowing where the pointer is made it hard to close the browser tab. Tried it in Firefox and I had no issues with the pointer, however it was still really slow, choppy playback and scroll was everything but smooth. Surprisingly it was just fine in Safari. While searching around the web many were complaining about the Safari + Flash combo, but few about other browsers. Just to make sure I had the very latest version of the Flash player, I went into Adobe's website and installed the latest version (10.0.45.2). OSX is version 10.6.3. This seemed to solve the missing pointer issue, but both Chrome and Firefox behave very very slowly when opening anything with Flash (any Youtube video for example). Worst is that it sometimes causes OSX to stop responding for brief periods, even when nothing else is running in the background. A friend with a 2008 15" MBP reports that Flash does use tons of cpu power, but has never seen it choppy or made his browsers slow to respond (he's using Leopard). Any ideas? Thanks in advance!