I havent done too much with my computer for the past couple of days, including looking some more into the slow shutdown problem, simply because Ive just been too tired to do anything after getting home from work.
Mostly once we've got our daughter to sleep, we've just been relaxing (or sleeping) ourselves.
Tonight (or tomorrow), Im planning to try to convert my father-in-laws windows laptop into a vmware image that I can then port into vmware fusion on the mac for him. Hopefully it will work but if not then I'll just install windows and ms office for him.
Im still stumped with the slow shutdown thing too, so if any of you would happen to have any ideas, I really would appreciate it.