I've been using macs for a 4 years. Currently have CD 2ghz Macbook with 2GB memory, C2D 2.16ghz iMac with 2GB memory and a 12" PB G4. My problem relates to both intel machines which I use most. Both running running Leopard. They're just slow. Safari and Mail in particular are forever hogging up my resources. After after a fresh boot Safari takes about 1-2 minutes to becomes 'responsive' after I open it. At times it will throw me the beach ball, then I go to quit it and it takes like 40 seconds to quit. Surely I can't be alone with these issues? I have 2 pretty standard macs from recent revisions and I'm just not doing anything intensive or have lots of background applications. None in fact. I'm forever hearing people say OS X is so nice and so much better than Windows but at this moment in time I have more issues with my macs than I ever did using windows in the years before. The number of times I have to hold the power button because my mac just won't get off the damm beach ball is getting ridiculous frankly. And this is after fresh install, repair persmissions etc etc. Does Leopard need 4GB ram to run properly? What's the deal because I'm really getting disappointed with the mac experience recently.