hi all when i first purchased my macbook (2.1ghz, 1gb ram), it was pretty fast. everything loaded nicely and it was great however, recently, it's gotten a bit slower. i used to never see the rainbow spinning wheel but now i constantly see it. also, apps take a lot longer to load now than they used to. particular app of concern is safari. sometimes this is excruciatingly slow, and i'll need to reset it. why is this? also....neooffice and windows2008 take SOOOOOOOO long to load, is this normal? when i used to use windows, they would take about a second or two to load, but on my macbook...they seriously take about 10 seconds to load up. is this normal? thanks for answering my questions... do you think it's because i only have 1gb ram? i haven't added too many additionals applications since the beginning.