I am having a lot of trouble with Panther and I cannot for the life of me figure out what the heck is going on. It worked fine when I first installed it and then programs began to cease functioning after about two weeks. (MS Office, Safari, the Mac help system, Macromedia Studio 2004, and on and on. There seems to be no rhyme or reason for any of this. Some of the programs simply fail to load. An others error out and pop up a crash message. I tried a clean install (in the process loosing a lot of valuable data because the backup somehow got corrupted. Apple used to have the best customer support in the free world but now I cannot get an answer from anyone. Perhaps you can help me. The machine, by the way is a new G4 with 1 Gig of memory. I have an 80 gig firewire disk and an 80 gig hardrive installed.