Hope it's ok that I'm posting here, but.... Need to buy a Wintel-based PC to complement my Mac for multimedia cd projects I develop. Can anyone give me their from-actual-experience perspective on Dell's 8300? Also, do I really need the "professional" edition of Windows XP or should the "home" edition meet my needs? For less than $1 K, the 8300 has a 3 Ghz P4 processor, 800 Mhz fsb, 512 mb ram, 17-inch CRT, a dual CD-RW, DVD-ROM drive and a wireless mouse and keyboard. Windows XP "professional" is included in that price but I'd rather put the money toward sales tax, if I can.