|Corky - Why would you want to use and/or pay for software from MS to fix or defend thier buggy OS?|
Nice to converse with you again.
The simple answer to your question is: "It is nothing fancy, and it just works".
On a more detailed note:
I have no real issue with XP Pro. It does what I need it to do, and I build my own desktops, and have modified my notebook (a Dell - BTW). I like things basic, simple, and efficient. With OneCare Live, I do not have to do anything but set a couple of schedule options for back-ups and tune-ups and I am done.
With my ISP being Comcast, I can rely (with relative comfort) on a combination of the Comcast spam filters, and the filters in Outlook 2003.
Because I use IE7 exclusively for my browser, I enable the anti-phishing filter, which rounds out a good security package (along with common sense in online activities).
When Vista comes out, both machines are capable of running it (especially the newly built desktop), so I look forward to running Microsoft products for some time to come.