i have a 8 year old girl, and an 11 year old boy. they bot want to be on the computer a lot. but that leave me without one for hours and hours at a time. i am sick of it, and i need to buy them a computer for them to play online games with. i am not looking for an expensive gaming computer. they are to young to need anything like that, yet. i do not mind letting them use mine for school projects and such, because that is a 3-4 times a year thig. so i have been looking at flebay for something cheap. there seem to be many of them with the older xp o.s. but every computer i have touched with that o.s. has needed a lot of "tweaking" to keep it up and running right. is that something that happened back then a lot, or does it still hold true today? my computer is a bit dated, it was new when vista first came out. but i am not in a place where i can buy a new new commuter right now to give them this one. and even if i was, i would wait for windows 8 to come out. so what do you think, would an older xp machine be ok for them for now? or should i hold out for something newer?