I post regularly on macforums but nobody there was helpful so I thought I'd try a more active place. My Macbook Pro is slowwwww. We're talking no noticeable movement for 20+ seconds on the blue bar when the OSX startup window comes up. 15 jumps for Firefox to pop up. Its not like its a slow computer either. Its got the Core 2 Duo 2.16, 2GB Ram, 120gb harddrive and the like. I'm only using 40GB space and that includes the crap that comes preinstalled (iLife trial, osx system files ect). Most of that is music and documents. So far I've... Formatted the harddrive and reinstalled OSX. Cleared the pram (at the recommendation of everyone who has ever owned a Mac, didn't do anything) When theres no programs installed, its pretty zippy. However, I need all the programs that I have installed so I can't just leave them off. Its still terribly slow running just Firefox and Entourage. It speeds up once it gets started but its very slow coming off boot and for the following 5 or so minutes. It wasn't like this when I first had it (with all the same programs installed). Its gotten worse over time. Any ideas?