It is unbelievable how much slower this computer was with all the caching turned off. I replaced the 128M memory that was bad. The store did not have 128M or 256M, so I picked up a 512M chip, so.....my computer now hows what I consider an obscene amount of memory at 778M!
I'm not sure if I like XP or not. They have changed the look and feel quite a bit and they have managed to hide Internet Explorer so well, I have not found it yet, except through calling up the windows update site from the start menu!