I'm glad they decided to extend the support, XP is without a doubt my favorite version of Windows. I recently gave my old computer to my girlfriend to use and installed Vista on it because that's what she wanted. I cannot believe how sluggish it is compared to XP Prof. The computer is far from top of the line, but also far from shitty. It has an Athlon FX55 CPU (2.6 ghz), 1 gig of ram, 15,000 rpm SCSI hard drive, and a decent 256mb video card. Perhaps another gig of ram would wake it up.