Hey! I am new to the Mac World. I finally decided to buy a reasonably priced mac in November to see if it was worth it. I was told to buy a mini. After a couple months it started to run really slow. I upgraded the ram a few weeks ago and it's better but still running slow. My dream would be to run parallels on this so that I can still use all my PC software but I don't even want to try because how slow it has been. I had a friend install Perian on here and said it would help. It is actually running decent now but after it has been on for a while it because to slow down. The biggest problem I have is actually uploading pictures to facebook they come out all distorted. the pictures are all merged together like something is wrong witht he jpegs... Sad because we want to share pictures of the new baby... What do you guys do to keep it running fast? Is there anything that could be hindering it? Is it too big of a dream to run parallels on a mini? Would upgrading the hard drive help??? Thanks!