There's something about a mac that causes it to eat up disk space. I got my mini right when it came out, with the 40 gig hard drive. I ran out of space, but it was OK because I knew it would happen eventually and I just got 100 gig hard drive. That was this last fall. In the past 7 or so months, I've managed to add 60 gigs to my collection of crap. I've added 8 gigs worth of music, a few pictures, and I guess a bunch of ripped DVDs. About a week ago, I started getting worried because the system kept telling me I was running out of space, but I didn't really mind. I still had 1.16 gigs left, and the computer had been on for a few weeks, so I knew it had all the virtual memory it needed. Well, I installed Quicksilver tonight. Now I'm down to 202 megs of space. Quicksilver is 7.2 megabytes, which is nowhere near a gig that I lost during the install. My hard drive space just seems to go away. It gets eaten up by OS X, and I have nowhere left to go. I can't buy a larger hard drive either! 7.4 gigs of Applications 7.2 gigs in a back up folder 3 gigs of documents 3.3 gigs of pics 24 gigs worth of ripped DVD's 5 gigs in Library (user and system) 1 gig system info 28 gigs of music = 78.9 (roughly) I should have 90 or so (once it's formatted and loses a bit of space) so where did the 11.1 gigs disappear to, and why do I only have 189.2 megs of free space (it went down while I was typing this)? My virtual memory size is 4.9 gigs. My trashcan is 4 gigs, so that's some of the 11.1 gigs... and I understand I should only have a few gigs left, but instead I'm down to megs, and I don't know why! THIS IS SO ANNOYING! NO WONDER NEW iMACS COME WITH 250 GIG HARD DRIVES!!!!!!