I try to explain to my parents what i can about their computers. but i think they are stuck in this notion that it is well past the year 2005 and well, damnit, since we don't have flying cars, we should have awesome computers. take my mom- she hears about a dual core pc and thinks that should mean the HP should be psychic. Honest Injun, she bought a computer last month that had a core 2 duo and has already taken it back to the store- she said it was too slow. before you take her side, you ought to know what she does on her machine: 1. She has about 90 things running simultaneously in the system tray/task bar at all times. She has about 6 things up and running on her vista sidebar. 2. She is still using corel draw! 4. (from 1994.) 3. Online, all she does is play yahoo games or pogo told her to empty that first part and she'd be surprised. nope. she has 3 gigs of ram, has a 256 mb video card has a 360 gb hdd, and IIRC, her processor should be a 2.4ghz. Core 2 duo! and it is too slow? other things my folks don't understand: torrents. she thinks that stuff magically appears when you DL it- not aware of the S/L thing. POGO's tuesday shutdowns- why are they shut down? Maintenance. why would they need that? Why can't (insert file extension here) print? um, you can't print a .cbr file like that.... Wireless- helped dad put in a linksys router...why do i need a wire if it is wireless? (you don't have a wireless LAN card in there, dad.) just a few examples. any of you got parents who think outrageous things that you have to explain to them or correct them about?