First of all: hello, I'm new here. I've lurked these forums for a while to find information about Apple computers before I myself decided to get one. I bought an iBook about 2 weeks ago, and lately it has been a frustrating experience. At first I was annoyed by a few dead pixels on the screen, but they don't bother me anymore. They're barely visible anyway. The problem is that for about a week now, my iBook seems (maybe it's just me, I don't know) to be working slower than it did when I got it. Safari and a few other applications have also crashed a few times, nothing to really worry about I suppose, but these past few days I've been having problems with Quicktime and Flash player. Every time I want to stream movies (apple.com/trailers) the Quicktime screen is just blank. I tried it again this morning, and the movie started loading, but very, very slowly, and stopped downloading half way through. I am on a very fast connection, by the way. About flash, I enjoy watching Flash videos, and latley, whenever I load one the flash window becomes glitchy and there is like a smaller duplicate image of the video on the same screen. It's weird. Anyway, I would appreciate any help in knowing what is wrong, if anything, and how to fix it. I am still pretty much new to Macs, so if there is anything I should do please explain to me how. Thanks in advance.