After months of struggling with performance and stability issues on my new Powerbook, I finally decided to bite the bullet and do a clean reinstall OS X. Nothing else seemed to work, and even the folks at the Apple Store “Genius Bar” couldn’t find anything in particular wrong with the machine. So I did multiple backups, wiped the hard drive, and held my breath.
I’m still in the midst of restoring everything, but at least I was able to get the machine running again without any apparent loss of data. It’s too early to judge the performance, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed. It would be ever so nice to have the stable PC I thought I was getting when I switched back to the Mac.