I hate to say it, but I may just give up on recording. Why? Because nothing works with freaking Vista. I wanted XP, but Dell will apparently give you Vista even if you ask for XP, and then charge you a ridiculous fee to return the computer. I got a Firewire mixer, and it didn't work with Vista. Fine, I guess I should have been more careful (but shouldn't all mixers be compatible with Vista?). So, I bought a mixer that is supposedly compatible with Vista. Um, nope. And apparently many more people are having the same issues judging from all the posts that turn up with a Google search. I have tried just about every solution I could find at this point. At this point I'm stuck with Vista, and XP is being fazed out so it's pointless to pay $200 to downgrade to XP now, right? What the heck is someone on a limited budget supposed to do now? I can't just go out and buy a Mac... What about a digital workstation? The little screens look sort of dinky, and I'm sort of guessing I'm not gonna get anywhere as near as good a DAW as Audition 3.0 on any of those digital workstations... Any computer geniuses want to help me out here? Or any suggestions are good. I could technically sell some gear I don't NEED and buy a multitrack recorder if that's a decent option (I've never used one).