The new Dell arrived today... and I must say they did me right. They sent a significantly upgraded PC. Its the same chassis but it has a dual-core processor... windows Vista... 3 gigs or so of ram... and something like 250gigs of hard drives capacity.
So far... I've not done a lot of exploring... but Vista has serious gaget appeal. We'll see. For our use, XP was rock solid... hopefully this will be as well.