This is a multi-part message in MIME format. IR2, I deduced it right, what do I win!? You've definitey got me computer OS wise. Of course I've gotten out of the field a couple years ago never to return! For the two of use we "only" have combination of gigabit & wireless networked two laptops, two work stations (Debi's mirrored RAID1 HDs, mine 4 HD RAID5 - was my former server), Quiet HTPC (untilizing two laptop HDs for HD noise elimination, temp controlled huge slow rotating fans etc), and Server (8 hot-swap HD RAID5 with online spare, redundant hot-swap power supplies, 2 hour battery backup.) Server is used as file server but primarily built as 5 tuner PVR server:-) Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before. Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Stephen Carey Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 7:25 PM You're right, after lots of reading, then just going with what felt right I went with the IR2. My way is to go all the way in, but I held back to limit the frustration of not learning, not taking the experiences you all have to offer. The only thing I have gone "all in" and not regretted it is with computers, where I have a home network, also used for work during the slow seasons, I run Windows XP Pro, Win 2000, Mac, Linux (Mandrake build, latest) and a Solaris 10 system. We mostly use the Windows based, but it is fun with all of them. I truly want this work work out for me. My friends can see the true excitement and commitment in me, a new thing for something like this. It has taken many, many years, but just maybe I am growing up. Thank you.