1) I find that the splash screen remains on screen for 50 seconds and thereafter beta av is loaded. To my mind, 2.7 used to load lot faster. Any specific reasons? 2) Mails in Windows mail when being downloaded, there is a visible jerk of the messages/dialog box. 3) On clicking the close button in windows mail the program closes after a noticeable gap of time. Hope the learned in the forum will clarify.