I am wondering if there is some application or utility that I can run that will monitor what processes are running and from this, to work out why my G5 is now running so slow. A bit like an audit report. I know I can run Terminal and this will show me what are the top tasks but a of the time on my G5 I have a spiinning wheel. I find that if I set up a new user the G5 flies along under that user logon but with mine it is very slow, particularly when running a broswer (which I do a lot!). Also when I initially power up the g5 my mouse is extremely responsive when I move it but as soon as I open a program it suddenyl slows down. I am thinking it might be best to just format the hard drive and reinstall everything again (backing up data before hand of course). When I do the reinstall, do people think it would be better to split my hard drive into 2 partitions and have a data partion and system partition? Do I just boot up using the install disk, press 'C' and then use Disk Utility to do this? Is is possible to partition the hard drive into 4 partitions? Also can I install Yellow Dog Linux on 1 of the partitions? If I do this, is there a boot loader that gets installed to determine whcih OS to run at Power Up time?