Ok, me and a bunch of other graduate students are fed up with the slow computers in our offices. They are all Pentium 4's and up. Yet, they run like... calculators. Insanely slow with a load of programs we don't want and a network system that is just horrible. According to a friend who came back to school (in his 30's) who used to install networks himself said... "If my network ran like this, I would get fired instantly and my referrals would be completely wiped out." I actually have an EXTRA laptop (old P3) only for the purpose of using it at my office while my Pentium 4 desktop is sitting DIRECTLY next to me for no use at all. I'm actually going to unhook the monitor, the box, and everything and shove it in the corner of the office. That is how useless it is. No one in their offices uses them. We all have our laptops at school now, and today the one person just didn't bring it to school. Then he asked me, "where do we go to fix it?" I got mine "fixed" like 2 weeks ago after waiting 3 weeks for them to get it done. And they didn't fix it. I'm not quite sure what they did, but the memory leak is still just as large as before. There excuses are so lame and imply I know absolutely NOTHING about computers. Yet, the comptuer science majors next door to are telling them to their faces... no it's YOU who knows NOTHING. So, I answered to my friend, "Just re-install Windows XP yourself, and don't connect it to the network system while simply using a USB wireless internet connection and they'll never know you interfered with the system. And before you leave school on graduation or a few months of research, take what you need, and re-boot and delete partition. That way they'll NEVER ever know what happened." You aren't allowed to interfere with the computers at school but it seems like the only choice. A total of 7 computers are useless pieces of jump with nice big flat LCD screens and decent processors. Would you do it?