Hello, My 77-year-old mother has been using and eMac since 2006. She doesn't like it when things change on her (like the advent of the dashboard, and the full version of Gmail - the one with themes, not basic html), so she's only ever updated operating systems and versions of software when absolutely necessary. Right now the eMac is running OS X 10.4.11. I'm not super tech-savvy, so here is the other "About This Mac" info, in case it's useful: 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4; 768 MB DDR SDRAM. The computer has been slow for a few years, but we've recently run into problems because software can't update because new versions don't support her current OS, and I think she can't update the OS because newer versions won't run on her hardware. So she's using Firefox 3.6.28, and Gmail keeps prompting her to update it, and recently some other websites have just stopped working (cbc.ca shows up and then goes blank 5 seconds later; I know the problem isn't the website because it works fine on my laptop). Sometimes the keyboard (macally - original keyboard long gone) doesn't work, and sometimes the printer (hp Laserjet 1012) doesn't. I do the usual: restart computer; shut down computer and unplug everything and then replug and turn back on, etc. Sometimes that works, somtimes not. So my question is: is there a way to make the computer run better (maybe burn all files to CD or copy to USB, then delete from hard drive so it's not so full, then do the Mac equivalent of defragment, if that exists?), or should we try to acquire another eMac? I'd like to avoid a newer/different computer, if possible, because it'd her take a long time to get used to all the differences. The main things my mum uses the computer for are internet (just Gmail and news sites) and word processing (AppleWorks 6). If getting a new eMac is the best option, where in Canada (ideally Quebec) is the best place to get one? Thank you for any suggestions.