My PowerBook G4, with 1GB RAM, has been my main workstation for almost 3 years. Now it's been entirely problem free since day one. I've edited tonnes of video and rendered many projects, i've worked on audio projects, photoshop projects, i've encoded DVDs left right and centre. Since 10.4.9 + 10.4.10, my PowerBook seems to be stalling, lagging, slowing down and crashing alot more... I know all about disk permissions, and verify and repair regularly, and I'm aware that I could do with more RAM. I begrudge putting more money into this G4. Am I the only one who thinks Apple could be releasing updates, which are optimized more for Intel, so the PPC machines struggle, and the users feel the need to update to the newer machines? I'm sure alot of people with throw up at my theory, but let's be realistic, they want our £££/$$$ Please, no questions about the specs of my machine, i'm more interested in seeing if there is anyone out there who believes Apple would do that? Rich.