I went to a seminar for the WINXP and the P4, and they had a demonstration that showed how much faster the P4 was. They didn't show us that the other CPU was twice as slow, so of course the test went as plan. The Athlon is a much better CPU for the money and the speed. It's like comparing Linux to Windows, each one has its own advantages.
With Gates (Bill) you have to make your deal at night, because if they see you making a deal during the day they will cut you off and try and throw you under the bus. I run both Windows and Linux, just because I don't have the time to teach my wife how to run Linux!