'Just wanted to chime in on performance issues.
I got a new machine on Monday.
Pentium D 830 w. Dual Core 3.0 ghz
Windows XP Media Eddition 2005 (whatever the hell that is)
Have not experienced NEARLY the amount of skips when doing basic PC operations. I got one ot two when installing a program and copying something esle at the same time and I think there might have been a small blip one other time when I had Azureous running and I was doing another intensive operation but by and large the skips have for the most part stoppped. Unfourtunatley, i don''t think we can tell everyone to get new computers!