I'm still quite new to the mac way of doing things - and i'm damn sure i'll never return back to the dark side. When i bought my lovely new iMac in Jan i was blown away by the speed in which it shut down and booted up. Now - since i've been in this magical world i have d/loaded prob loads of crap and to be honest i'm not really sure where it all went but now my start up and shut down is windows like. TBH i usually put it to sleep but a weekends i like to do it a favor and shut down altogether - Does anyone know/suggest methods where i can regain the speed and again show off to all i know. Since i bought this baby i have doubled to ram to 2gig so although it d/loaded loads i thought it may have started up just as quick.