What gives? On my machine, it's not uncommon for us to have Photoshop, Illustrator, and 3DsMax running simultaneously with a window open online too, without stuff slowing down. When I run GIMP, the simplest operations chug down the works so that just applying a blur to an image is painfully, irritatingly slow. I'm frustrated because the program looks very nicely designed and I want to use it. I keep going back to Photoshop to save my sanity, though. Is there some initial setup I can fix to improve this?