Is there a way to disable unused components, services, or other aspects of OS X that are in no way used? For example, under Linux, there is the Runlevel Editor which allows for deactivating services that are not used. In my case, I have a system that is running far to slow for my taste. (Think of 30-45 sec to find something through spotlight). The computer is a final generation Powerbook 17" (1.67 GHz w/ 2GB DDR2) So I would assume that everything should be running just fine speed wise, however that does not appear to be the case. I am not really able to re-install right now as I need this computer every day for work. If I can do something to speed this computer up, then I am all for it.