Hi, funny thing happened today. The installers came in the door, and couldn't figure where my (HT)PC was. So I pointed in the general direction, and they were still way off. I have a 27" TV and next to that a 27" monitor. The HTPC is ugly right now, awaiting a custom-made HTPC front plate, but its right next to the TV, under my receiver. Its really obvious, with brown front and beige drives. But because its in the entertainment center I guess it still eluded their eyes. I had to go over to the HTPC and point right at it and say HERE. Then one of the guys looked at the monitor and said, geesh thats the biggest monitor I've ever seen. hehehe I wish I had a nice Plasma, maybe they would have thought it was a window. I could have told them they were on another planet!! when one of them said, "do you want me to do the network settings?" I should have said yes and watched him try and control the cursor with the IR mouse on my keyboard. that would have been fun to see. amazingly these guys didn't know much about computers. But they were only here for 10 minutes, and everything was set to go. so they "done" their job. good thing is I didn't need them to do much but hand over the box. One of the last things they asked for form info purposes was "Is it a Gateway or is it a Clone." "Clone?" what is this 1985? My IBM XT has long been gone, but it did have a desktop case, and a power outlet on the power supply. Hey , what the heck happened? those were good cases. Hey, if either of you guys are reading this. I just wanted to say that you did your job. And at least you (unlike me) have a job. I haven't tweaked the settings yet, but so far general web-surfing isn't much faster than my 56k dial-up. I have disabled the "search for scheduled tasks" gimmick, so I'll have to look a little harder for more speed. Downloads from good sites are around 175k/sec though. NOT BAD!!