Ok, so you probably now me as the person bit..ch!ng 24/7 about how slow my mac is. I get the beach ball every 20 seconds, in Safari, mail, setting so on and so forth 20-30 seconds to enter standby and over a decade to turn on Anyway, yesterday I installed windows via bootcamp so that I could play some games and test out my intel hd 3000 performance. Guess what? My Mac hasn't been more snappier!! UNDER 1 seconds to stand by App open in under 2-3 seconds WTTTFF??? This isn't supposed to be normal, especially on a Mac. I always though my HDD was the problem, but it was the OS actually. (NOTE) I have 20/270gb free space on my Mac OS and 3/30GB free space on windows 7.