On any given day, I use a dozen different applications with capabilities that are not bundled with Windows XP or are just plain un-usable. I use Ultraedit to view and edit text files; I use Mozilla Phoenix for viewing websites I visit daily (gotta love the ability to open multiple pages with two clicks and then do some other stuff while they load); I use cygwin for some powerful command prompting. I also use Visual Studio, Internet Explorer, and Outlook. Why am I saying this? Well, I’m tired of hearing people complain when the Big Guys integrate technologies into an OS. It’s not the Big Guys’ fault that the user doesn’t want to look elsewhere for an application. So stop complaining when the Big Guy adds features, revel in it. And then go create something truly unique.