My bro just got an Intel Mac Mini and it's honestly been nothing but a disappointment. I warned him that some programs may run slow but for the most part there should not be that big of a difference. Well I was very wrong. I am very very very underwhelmed by the speed(or lack there of) of this machine. He got the Core Duo but still the thing is extremely slow and constantly beach balls. I promised my brother he wouldn't regret the switch to Mac from his piece of crap pc and I genuinely thought I'd be proven right again(my parents are thrilled with there iMac). He was a die-hard pc fan and thought of Macs as inferior machines and with this release(they must have really really rushed this out the door) he probably regrets his decision(even though he says he doesn't mind). So anyway to the problems. I understand that the thing has got to emulate how it runs certain programs but out of the box the computer is slow running things as simple as the ilife programs(which I thought were universal). My computer is 1.25ghz, while his is 1.66 duo and I would never admit it to him, but my computer BLOWS his out of the water in every single program he uses. I am shocked at how often his machine beach balls. I figured he would be safe to go with the Intel after the OS is universal and the majority of the programs themselves were Universal. I have noticed numerous bugs such as resizing of the dock and the magnification slider not working what so ever. Front Row is slow to respond to remote clicks, safari takes forever to load in addition to itunes, His apps constantly bounce until they open and in a few cases continue to bounce until force quit. He's forced to use Force Quit(which I rarely and in fact can not remember the last time I used it) to close many of his apps. The most recent problem that he just called me in for and that I could not remedy is his optical drive. He said he was going through some data cd's to determine if anything useful was on any of them when all of a sudden one that he put in caused the beach ball to happen. I put the comp to sleep with the beach ball going and when I woke it from sleep the beach ball was still spinning. I tried ejecting it from the keyboard.......beach ball.....tried dragging and dropping it in the trash and you guessed it beach ball. This computer is a mess if any of you have an idea as to what we can do software wise I'm all ears. Otherwise this machine has got to be a lemon that needs to be returned. I was so naive to think that this computer was going to run fine no problem little did I know it was going to be a nightmare. I have not had this much trouble since I use to use pc's and now I remember the feeling of spending(wasting) time to get a computer to function normally. I don't know if I have a short temper because I haven't had to deal with it in so long or if I'm just generally mad I convinced my brother to jump ship and now his first exposure to the mac world has been a POS. Guidance, suggestions? Thanks in advance.