When I first bought my Macbook Pro 5 months ago I was amazed that bootup time was between 25-30 seconds which is pretty damn fast. However, in the same way as a Windows bootup eventually slows down on a PC, so did my Mac bootup. I would estimate that lately it takes about 50-60 seconds to fully boot up (if not more). Last week I installed both iLife and iWork on my Mac. During the install process the software went into optimization mode where it optimized my hard drive. Now, my Macbook Pro boots up as fast as the day I bought it. I can't believe how fast I can access my laptop. It really is like night and day. So, the big question is, how do I make sure that my Macbook Pro remains optimized? What did this software do that I can do on my own to ensure that my laptop never slows down the way it had?