at home I am mostly offline right now as my precious computer won't start … or to be more precise the OS fails to boot. It's been 3,5 years of the same win2k installation, so that's ok. All my attempts to repair it, failed so far … I have a backups but they are not entirely up-to date. So doing the backup of the remaining GBs under Dos using SATA drives is not something that works quickly and without babysitting. If you have a tip for this, let me know.
The positive aspect of the story is that it's a good moment to update to winXP … I don't like that XP doesn't offer the ability to interrupt the OS scheduler like in win2k when some program just grabbed all the system resources so even the task manager won't show up. On the other hand, most of the modern games refuse to work on win2k … so it will be XP … I guess that's still better than Vista?
Although I recently read from a guy that turned off most of the 'new' stuff and seemed finally to be happy with it.
I meanwhile, if you send me an eMail it might not get answered so soon.