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Windows, Mac, or Linux: I am currently using Windows Vista and Linux Kubuntu on a dual boot system. Vista is fantastically easier to use than XP (IMO). Kubuntu is installed so I can learn Linux, its a very nice OS but a pain in the rear to use. Kubuntu has some really cool special effects like flaming windows, wobbly windows, rain on the desktop, and the famous Rotating Cube app.
Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIDcF-wH1Lk

Computer brand (Dell, HP, etc): I'm using a Gateway which I have customized to suit my needs.

WideScreen Monitor or Standard: At work using a standard sized 17 inch monitor. At home I am using a 22 inch widescreen with a 17 inch standard monitor. I like the widescreen monitors they are much better on the eye. Dual monitors are a cheap upgrade to any computer, so long as your video card has two monitor connections you can use two monitors. I have my bigger monitor set to take care of my apps, while the other is used for Instant messaging, Winamp, and other various things. The two monitors could be set up as one big desktop allowing you to drag and drop windows where ever you want them.

Broadband or dial up: DSL

The last really cool program you've downloaded: Desktopia, its a program that automatically changes your wallpaper using images from their website. Extra's include rating the images and weeding out art styles you don't like, but the best feature is that it is 100% free!

The worst program you've used: Windows ME, crashed all the time!

Something your computer doesn't do that you wish it could: I would love animated desktops, you can get them on Vista Ultimate but I only have Home Premium. I don't know yet if Kubuntu has this feature.

Best Hidden Gems on the Net: Podcasts, which are basically radio shows based on any topic you can think of. My personal favorites are Leo Laporte: Tech Guy and Windows Vista Forum Podcast. Podcasts can most easily be found on I-Tunes for free but can be found elsewhere (google it and you'll find multiple sources). Podcasts can be played on any MP3 player. PetPeeves.com should do one it would be a blast!

you know most about me but ...

you know most about me but here goes...
Dell windows xp (own the vista, haven't put it on there yet), widescreen, broadband, the last cool program I downloaded was the one you told me about for my DVD's!! not sure about the worst one, I don't do much in that area..not sure of any hidden gems..yet!

Windows, Mac, or Linux: ...

Windows, Mac, or Linux: Windows (home and work)

Computer brand (Dell, HP, etc): Dell at work (yuck); Illegally made computer at home

WideScreen Monitor or Standard: WideScreen (both)

Broadband or dial up: Wireless at work, we don't have a "hard-wire" internet in our building, broadband at home

The last really cool program you've downloaded: TuneAid (gets my songs OFF my iPod Touch and onto my computer). Also, utorrent is awesome for pirating music...

The worst program you've used: Too many to choose from!

Something your computer doesn't do that you wish it could: Print legal money

Best Hidden Gems on the Net: www.sockmoose.com - Trish finds them all