Let's pass the time waiting for our 27" SSD iMacs by helping me out on what might be a stupid Mac novice question (yes, I googled and searched the forums but it did not help): Is there a specific order of software installation that you can recommend for my new iMac? In Windows it makes an incredible difference, does it on a Mac, too? These are the programs I will use/run apart from iLife and iWorks: - Bento - Caffeine - Cyberduck - Delicious Library - Evernote? - What's the point with iCloud? - EyeTV - Flip4Mac? - gpg - Google Chrome - Growl - Roxio Toast - SpellCatcher - StoryMill - VLC - VMWare Fusions (XP/Win 7 emulator) - VPN Client - WDTools (for Western Digital mobile Drives) - XStream Ripper - Microsoft Office 2011 No flames about that, please - it's the price to pay for an Apple at a Windows-based university. I am nonetheless a bit worried about it. Ever since I installed Office 2011 Academic my early 2010 MacMini Server (2.53 GHz Core 2 Dua, 4 GB) and MacBook Air (Late 2010 11" Ultimate) show lots of Beachball of Death paging. How can I installit without making it such a resource hog? I am also looking into - Camtasia - Aperture - Final Cut Express - Frizziz or Fritz4Mac - VUEScan or SilverFast Ai and a YouTube Downloader What is the installation order you suggest (if it matters on a Mac)? Is there anything important missing? Are there any redundant programs you recommend skipping? Thanks for your advice.