Hi all, first post after a good while lurking. I acquired a free 1.6ghz G5 powermac earlier this year running leopard. My wife uses it for her singing teaching and with tenFourFox, iTunes and office 2008 it works really well for her. I even use it now and again for Sibelius 6 if I can't be bothered to boot my Windows 7 (sorry) machine and for theatre scores it bears up well. I've upped the RAM to the max 4gb and installed the OS from scratch and although I'm looking at sticking an SSD and a powerline network adaptor in it at some point it is a great workhorse. The problem is that bizarrely it will not in any circumstances touch Microsoft. It won't open any Microsoft web page unless I open it via a proxy. That isn't an issue as I can do that on my other machines but the problem is I can't update Office as the machine won't connect to the microsoft server. As a result it is the raw, original Office 2008 and it runs like a dog. I had it on the same setup just a 1.8ghz machine at my old school and never had this fault. Office ran well and was better than on windows at that time for what I used it for. I've scoured the web, spoken to people I know and to no avail. The machine has no apparent firewall active an tere is just nothing anyone can see. It's a shame as it is a great rig for the job but just has this peculiar problem. Any thoughts?