This is our first mac, after windows / linux machines. Mac mini 2Ghz intel core 2 duo with 1Gb of Ram. Running leopard 10.5.5 Everything we do, we see the spinning pinwheel for as long as 10 / 20 seconds. If we run VMware, it's often unusable. I'm probably missing a lot of basic knowledge - but something is making this unbearably slow. Any suggestions welcome.