Brand new here and still a little lost. I'm far from a computer expert, coming from the age of typewriters (which I still use more than the computer for writing). I expect to make a fool of myself more than once with dumb questions, posting in the wrong place, and other things. So, bear with me. Eventually, I hope to get things right.

Currently, I'm running a generic PC with WinXP Home, an AMD Duron 700 mhz, 128 RAM, Tiny Personal Firewall (free version) and AVG antivirus (free). I'll say this. I never thought I'd like an MS OS, but xp is fairly solid. Have had only one crash in 3 full months of 24/7 operation.