here's what would make the most sense, and what I believe will be the next great os...I don't think long horn will be much greater then xp I believe that in the very near future, the harddrive will be used for the sole purpose of repopulating it's entire contents into a ram disc, to the point where it would also be designed as virtual memory system for those that would need even more of a ram disc then the current technology would be able to provide. for instance, a 20 gig harddrive will also have a twenty gig ram disc. the harddrive, on boot, will repopulate the twenty gig ramdisc...but it would also be set up to use it's contents as the virtual (in this case, actual) address for the just incase scenario that ram need exceeds what's iinstalled. I think this is virtually (a play on words), what xp is trying to accomplish...assign as much ram as possible, and at the same time, have it available for more immediate use (release) when neccessary...(for instance, in the case of compressed files) xp will write info that is in ram to the pagefile long before it's needed and used, so as to make a hard fault seemless. so, when ram does becomes 10 gig or twenty gig abundant, which it is now, isn't it...it won't take much in design innovation to go this extra step of unloading the entire contents, if the hardrive, or whatever can fit of it, into the ram disc. for experiment, we should start this at say 5 gig hard drive, 5 gig ram disc. use the vm model and then, will be able to release more and more in terms of the ram compatible os, and thus, move our marketing strategy along those lines I think some of you can have a working model in a week or two we will all be partners whatcha think?