Such is only by your choice. Here I have Linux running as well. I can thank Apple and Microsoft for how well it works...
Because those companies showed what most people wanted to see in a graphical interface.
We can also turn off the beast and go outside.
Peter, Muzza and assorted Ozian mates,
Emperor Bill already "owns" your ?puter machines and their OS S/W. Resistance to SP2 is futile. I?m a confessed fallen Apple-Macintosh true believer who has learned to love Billy's blue screens of death. So trust me. You either learn to love the bomb?er-r-r?WIN XP SP2 or you turn your WIN XP PC into a boat anchor, and buy a MAC G4.
I personally had a ?mouse snapping? SP2 install experience on the ?up-under? end of Redmond?s MS-Wormhole. My response-after-mouse-click speed went from Warp 5 to Warp 8. You all at the ?down-under? end should do as well.
If you take proper precautions ahead of time, and do a good ?puter ?house cleaning? of all items that Redmond?s Key Banging Rascals may have defined as ALIEN (appear to SP2 as: Spyware, Viruses, Worms, Malware, etc), all should go smoothly.
If a techno-geek-of-leisure Yank Cowboy from North Margaritaville, can saddle up and ride Billy?s SP2 Brumby dressed only in his bathers, than certainly one of you fine Aussie Stockmen can do so as well.
Mount up, click down and ~40+ [wideband] minutes later you?ll have a beaut of a ride that gallops at the snap of your mouse.