Well there is something to be said for running right out of the box, but being a linux user half the time, I can't really talk. :P
But still... we're talking about a X2... I know it's getting dated by CPU specs as of late, but jeeze... IT'S A FRICK'N OS!
That's all I see for now to try. ReadyBoost sounds kinda fun (wonder if there's a program out for XP that can do the same thing yet).
thanks to Silverwmoon!