Re: what os do you use?
I've used all windows operating system (except the 64 bit version) and Linux RedHat and I have to say the XP Pro with SP2 is at this point one of the best systems I've had. Last year I loaded Windows 3.11 (7 diskettes which included IE 3.0 and it was so fast that I thought of keeping it installed)
Asus P4P800 SE
Intel P4 3.2 Gig 1024 Meg PC3200 cas latency 2.5
RAID 0 2-36.7 Gig SATA WD 10,000 RPM
200 Gig WD ATI ALL-IN-WONDER 9600XT
6500 Kb bandwith Internet Connection