In a message dated 13/08/2006 20:21:34 GMT Daylight Time, gwinsk@xxxxxxx writes: What I find difficult to accept is that this is the first of a number of Beta demos whch will lead to the debugged finished product. If they are sticking to their, much delayed, October launch date then they have less than 80 days to do the whole job. That seems a bit optimistic. Gerry, I suspect that October will prove to be a tad optimistic. I don't envy them, trying to work on a product while the operating system it is supposed to be designed to run on is still in a fluid state. An analogy would be trying to build a house while the foundations are still being laid. I suspect a wise move would be to wait for Vista to settle down, then wait for FSX to settle down, as in the meantime the cost of the hardware required is likely to fall. Frank T.