I'm finally spending the money to get my old desktop hooked up to my home theater and the wireless network. I intend to use it as an HTPC, with TOSLINK optical out (if it works, otherwise analog stereo, I've yet to test the audio) and component output from the breakout cable for the X800XL the computer has. I'm feeling exceptionally lazy, so maybe I'll reformat and reinstall an OS, maybe not. I don't feel like dealing with Linux, most likely. Ubuntu would be easy to install but I really don't know how well it will play with the Shuttle motherboard and some of the outputs. Windows XP works, I have a legit disc for it, so I will probably stick with that. Since the purpose for this computer is strictly going to be some basic web browsing and primarily to access music and video media from other computers on the network (and whatever might be stored locally on it) I'd like to try to improve the interface. What I'd like to find, if possible, is an add on/layer to install on Windows XP to give some slicker media center functionality if possible. I don't have the Media Center version so I am looking elsewhere. I've used Xbox media center and have heard of Media Portal which seems to be by the same guys but nobody I know uses it and I haven't heard anything about it. Is there anything out there that installs over Windows XP that works reasonably well? I really don't feel like doing Linux this time, unless it's as easy to install and get working as whatever I can pile on top of XP Pro.