"just open the folder with the songs in it and click "Play All". I don't see having to open the folder, unhide the ribbon (because it's gigantic on a small monitor), highlight everything, hold Ctrl and unselect the artwork, click play and then click "Play All" as ANY kind of an improvement. Anyone who says they think this is better is lying through their teeth. " Well, here I go - lying through my teeth. I have my ribbon minimised, so that is not a problem for me. But it is, in my case, irrelevant. I have taken the trouble to customise my media player (Microsoft's, as it happens, but it can be done with most media players). In it, I have folders for my music, be it classic - pop - etc.. I just open the media player, select the folder I want to listen to, and it plays all. As far as your response to Mike's post is concerned, It is not my field, but Mike could well be the exception to the rule. He is deeply into graphics, and could possibly be, sometimes, in need of a bit of extra ram. P.S. However, the thread appears to have escaped from it's title, and is developing into an argument on relevant attributes of two OSs. Perhaps time to close?