I have a late 2010 Mac Mini 2.4GHz, 2GB Ram, 320GB HDD running OSX 10.6.6. This mac replaced my 1.83GHz mac mini, and compared to the old one is very slow. It takes a while to switch between apps, takes ages to open some apps, ie iphoto 11, itunes etc and a lot of the time i getting the spinning beach ball when changing apps. It always seems to need permissions repairing. I can run it once, which will take 20-30 minutes, then just to see if its done anything, i can do it again and it takes another 20-30 minutes to repair permissions again. Originally i just used a bootable back up from my old mini to copy the data accross, but and i thought that was the problem, so i wiped the new mini and used the mac file transfer to do the job, but it it still running badly. i have also reinstalled snow leopard twice with out deleting the data. I have doen some googleing and trawling through this forum, so apologies if i have missed a similar problem! Can anyone offer any suggestions before i have to wipe it completely and start to install apps one by one to see what affects the performance? Thanks in advance. clarkee.