[I posted this in another Mac forum, so if you have read this before, apologies] [Edit: Also, I put this in Hardware cos it is a new laptop but if it should be elsewhere, move away] After getting more and more disapointed with Windows, and loving my new 4G iPod, I have taken the plunge and bought a PB 12", (the newest base model - 1.33Ghz, 256MB Ram, Combo running panther with all updates). I love the machine, and the OS looks and behaves really nicely. However, it has hard crashed, (requiring a "hold-power-button" reboot) at least five or six times since I got it, (mid november). Twice now at least when trying to return from a locked screensaver - it beachballs forever on a black screen instead of the login dialogue appearing. Compared to my work machine, (win 2K cheapo desktop) which hasn't hard crashed once since I joined the company 6 months ago, this is quite poor. After reading how superior Mac OS X is, I am more than a bit miffed at this. Having spent a lot of money on my new laptop, it really isn't up to scratch. As a newbie to the OS, I thought I may have done something wrong, and wanted to check that it isn't my doing. I have "explored" a great deal, as well as trying out a load of programs, (including betas such as CocoaSQL and CocoaView) but only really run skedit, Photoshop CS, Firefox and iLife. So, what is up with this? Any fixes or things I should have done or haven't, or am i just unlucky? Is this what i should expect from the OS?