Thanks Athelwulf... Leopold, TV technology does not have any software to re-write every time a new signal is invented. It's simply hardware circuits. But to carrying your example further, should I be annoyed that my 20" CRT TV is not capable of displaying HDTV? Or maybe I should demand a cheap upgrade option so that I can get a square 20" plasma screen that work with the older circuits? As I said before, the time has simply arrived that advancements in technology require better features in a computer operating system. Yes it is possible to make them compatible with Win98 but is it not economically feasible to do so. It therefore stands to reason that support can be phased out as no new issues should be arising. Once more, if you don't subscribe to gadgetry, graphics and games you can retain your old PC system (see previous post). Stryder has a good point though...and I think MS is listening since Vista is supposed to be released a multi-flavour structure inclusive of a "lite" version. I certainly hope so because Vista Beta is a supreme resource hog.