yes it will make it faster in soem cases.
i dotn need ports open to get decent speed. i use bittornado.
but please dotn open too many ports thou
specially if your using IE.
DONT USE IT!!
way too many risks.
MS needs to fix it instaad of worring bout longhorn. who cares anymore now winFS is thrown out and there are like. no improvements in longhorn whatsoever over xp.
who cares if your desktop looks like glass??? when its getting attacked and messed up all teh time..
but no its got its pretty face, so its all happy...
pauleesssee microsoft. get over the visuals and get into making stuff mroe secure.