You would think after the Anti-trust lawsuits that MS wouldn't want any more bad publicity.
Twistin'-how long before someone in the U.S. might launch a class action on this privacy issue??
As for the security holes-I almost think you need to wait whenever a new application is launched to wait until the update patch is released to the Computer Magazine's CD-roms!
I also agree that 56k connections to perform major updates would be a complete joke. (Read the suggestion above).
I think I'll wait 'til I get a larger H.D.D & learn how you install multiple OS's or get a separate PC to consider XP.