From what ive read longhorn the code name for the new microsoft OS which will follow winxp looks very much like an effort to finally get rid of all none microsoft OSes and open source apps. From what I understand if a program is not digitaly signed by MS it WONT run on longhorn and of course many coders and even manufactures wont submit there work to MS for this purpose. In a recent news article posted on xp-erience it was stated that all NEW hardware will be needed to run longhorn. ARE THEY NUTS!!! I believe MS is well on the way to losing the masses if they persist in trying to so dominate the market . please post your thoughts on this folks .