The Acer Aspire X1200 does not come with good instructions. I cannot seem to hook-up my external speakers that came with the computer correctly. I have tried several ports (or whatever you call the places on CPU that you connect devices to) but I still cannot get any sound to come out. Also...I'm not sure what is going on with my McAfee software that came with computer. I think I hit the update button and now I see "McAfee VirusScan 29% complete." I tried to cancel that but I cannot and it is apparently trying to download very slowly because I have Peoplepc dial-up Internet connection. Is there a conflict between Peoplepc's security system and McAfee??? (Actually, I think Peoplepc also uses McAfee. Does that mean my computer is trying to do the same security task twice?) Any pointers would be helpful. I haven't worked on a new computer since I used my Gateway with Millennium and that OS seemed to make more sense in some ways. This Vista is not very user friendly, but I think I can get used to it. I just bought the Acer because it was inexpensive. Thank you!