for monthly clones I keep offsite (the incremental clone feature makes it really fast too)
But a OS that's that 5 years old on a machine that old is never going to be trouble free. Do you know how many times I had to reinstall XP on my mom's machine during a 5 year period? About 4. OS's get corrupt, even Macs. Although we still have an iBook from 2003 running Panther in our household that has never had a single problem during its 7 year lifespan.
Remember the days when AOL was referred to "The internet on training wheels"? AOL controlled every aspect of how their customers were able to interact with the internet.... just to make things easier and more convenient for them.
I am beginning to get the impression that Apple is trying to do the same thing, by trying to "control' all aspects of how their devices connect and interact with the internet.
AOL's thinking was they were just making things easier for their customers by doing this.... where is AOL's customer base now?
Maybe Apple should think about that for a while before they dumb down how their devices can interact with the internet.......