i've got a friend w/ an iBook that is really sluggish. - 600 MHz - 256 meg RAM - 10.2.2 - HD about 3/4 full - doesn't run classic emulator his xbench score was 44. my 400 MHz g3 powerbook running jaguar (xbench score 30) seems much faster. he does run office for osx. anecdotal evidence among my ibook friends (2 w/o office, 2 with), shows that those who have office installed complain loudly about overall performance, those who don't (they use appleworks) are quite happy w/ their machines. overall specs are similar. anyone w/ an ibook here who can add to that anecdotal evidence? anyone w/ any other suggestions? i've suggested: 1. changing video to thousands of colors 2. defragging 3. doing a clean install of osx those changes are in progress. but i've used the machine when the HD was about half full and it was pretty sluggish. btw -- i just realized that the two w/o complaints have turned on user accounts and must log in. those w/ complaints boot straight to the desktop. i'm not claiming that'll make a difference, but it's another pattern.