I am new to macs having just acquired an iBook 14 1.42Ghz 512mb after years of pc frustration and have a couple of questions: 1. There seems to be an awful lot of hard drive activity. With 512mb surely it should not be reading and writing to disk all the time? I am only using one app at a time, activity monitor says I have 200mb free yet disk is constantly being accessed. Noisily. Since I got it I have updated all software, installed NeoOfficeJ and a few widgets (very cool!), loaded up my itunes library and a couple of photos, and repaired permissions (whatever that is). I also used the ibook to copy files from a pc to an external hard drive by connecting ibook-pc with ethernet cable and ibook-hard drive with usb2 (faster than doing it directly from old pc with usb1). I am connected to broadband and printer via airport express. Could any of these things have had an adverse effect? 2. I also have one dead pixel (red). After waiting so long for the ibook I am tempted to ignore it and not waste any more time. Do apple normally do anything about one pixel? I gave up after 30mins on hold to apple tech support. Is there anything I can do about it myself I heard something about massaging but that sounds a bit iffy? 3. In typing this I have just noticed a slightly erratic soft electronic beep when typing is this normal? (doesn't happen in NeoOfficeJ) Thanks in advance for any help I want to know whether this is something that I should try and sort out or just an irritating part of ibook ownership.