Anyway, my simple point being that security issues are not limited to MS. Now I sit behind a SOHO firewall (cable router). I'm impressed by the small footprint it shows the outside world. I think the "education" solution won't work. The concepts are tough enough, and implementation is even more difficult. Instead, I would suggest that widepread use of hardware firewalls will effectively reduce the rate of system compromize. I have to concede that dialup users have the chore of being more software savy.