When I installed win xp pro, I was impressed by how easy it was to set up. Setting it up on my home network was also quick and easy. It carried over my old files nicely when I went from FAT32 on win98 to the NTFS. Heck, at first it was VERY stable, at least compared to my old win98. However... With each passing week it grew slower and more prone to crashing. The networking ability on this machine totally died. Tonight I decided to try the microsoft online update thing, maybe fix it up a little. So I get on the microsoft website with MS Internet Explorer. And guess what? The process crashed IE during the MS software upgrade! Personally, I think that says all that needs to be said about microsoft. As soon as I get my network up again so I can move all my files over, I'm putting Solaris or Suse or something on this machine.