Geez, you think that any friggin computer that is fast enough to run XP would have more than enough hard drive space to handle the small aps that are built in. Stop whining man, people like me and you will of course download the best burner programs and firewall programs and disable the built in crap, but for the average compuyter user who knows squat how to do this stuff it is a godsend. Bought a burner? Just hook it up and you can use your CD like a floppy (no confusing DirectCD/EAsy CD creator interface). Many people have difficuly using icq or aimster, plus there are quite a few instant messaging programs out there. I hate having like 3 instant messaging programs installed since my friends all use different ones. Well now everyone is starting to use MSN messenger, and although I like ICQ better, MSN messenger is easier to use, handy for launching video phone and voice calls, etc. Those of you who like Linux and the incoveinnce but efficiency of it can stick with it. But, I’ll give MS their props, windows 2000 and its successor Windows XP are to very good OS’s that continue to show signs of imrpovement. So stop whining, and remember that this actually is a HUGE step for the majority of computer users, not us, we are the minority since we know are way around pretty good.