Finally have XP up and running, and aside from the nightmare OS install from hell that I never want to have to deal with again-it's great. Had a little problem with the XP disc having a corrupted file on it. Do a search for "controls.man" and you'll find more than a few people bitching about this one. Installed 2000 just so I could burn another XP disc that worked, but ended up not booting. Had to boot from the bad disc and switch to the good one halfway through. The good: Built in DSL support, and automatic installation of network printers are just a couple of nice surprises. Plus all of the features that I know and love from NT are on a games-capable machine (like process-level control). Also, they finally seem to have made it simple to migrate data from Outlook express (you could do it before, but it was never pretty). The Bad: Too much autoplay-I've managed to turn it off for everything but application discs-any way to get rid of this? I don't need windows telling me when I put a CD in the drive-I know I did dammit! Also, changing "minimize all" to "show desktop" is still bugging me, and the "find files" command isn't accessible by KB only anymore-you have to click through the "search companion". Just a little thing, but I used that a LOT. The Ugly: The windows XP "new look". Took a little fiddling, but I set everything back to the way I like it. Glad that they let you stick with the "classic" UI-the new one just seems to waste too much space for my tastes.