Pull the pin?????? "Microsoft WILL pull the pin on the legendary Windows XP very soon... " Radenight, what does "pull the pin" consist of? Please define that phrase. I am still (as of no more than 2 weeks ago) getting security updates on Windows 2000. Sure, there will be no more service packs and there is no Microsoft sponsored help line to call for support, but the OS is still alive and has only really seriously lost third party developer support over the last two or three years. Microsoft has committed to "support" for XP for a couple or three more years yet and, like 2000, will continue security updates for several years after that. In addition to this, 2000 was primarily a business (SMB as well as Corporate) OS and didn't ever have the number of users that XP now has. I think the larger number of users of XP (over the number of 2000 users in its heyday) will make it be profitable for third party developers for years longer than 2000. All this will keep XP being a fully serviceable OS for something like another 10 years or so. Sure, Microsoft desperately wants to sell new programs, and having a legacy program (OS) that is as serviceable as a new one isn't going to help sell a new one, but they cannot just "recall" all the millions of XP applications that are currently active. It isn't as though we will wake up one morning soon and our XP computers will not boot up any longer. XP has several years left yet, nobody needs to panic. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!