I remember once I read on a forum how great linux was for running a game server. I can't remember what game it was now, but I was so hyped up I went and downloaded a distribution (can't remember which one either). Now, granted I might be slow, but it was far more trouble than I thought it was going to be. Why do I say that? Because I am unintentionally familiar with Windows OSes. After struggling with my newly installed linux box for quite some time, I replaced it with 2000. I'm not ragging on Linux or any of the above discussion, but my assumption is that SCAJ didn't have Linux in mind. He only mentioned WinME, 2000 and XP and probably wouldn't want to invest the time in learning Linux for the sake of a game server. Again, maybe its just me.