Anybody have any idea why it takes so long for apple updates to determine if there are any updates available? On my macbook pro, I have seen it take up to 5 minutes to determine this. As a programmer, I can see that this could be done in mere seconds. How hard would it be to create an array that holds the computer configuration and a second on to contain the version of each update already installed. Two lookups on the server, and then done. I have also noticed that for most of this wait time, my computer is not transmitting or receiving anything on the net. Is apple perusing my computer and gathering info? It does do a short transmit before the updates screen appears. Anybody ever sniffed what is going on here?