I just picked up a new HP 15.4" laptop with Vista, a core 2 duo 1.66ghz, 3 gb ram, nvidia 8400m gs video(256 mb dedicated) etc. It is a nice upgrade from my single core amd 1.8 ghz laptop that had 128mb shared video and 896 mb ram. Anyway the new HP came with A trial of Norton Internet Security 2008 and although I have not been a fan of Norton for a while, I have to say that this version is not that bad in comparison to previous ones. I will try it out while the trial lasts, but since I have Multiple ESS license I will likely end up with that installed later. I am glad however that Norton seems to have improved somewhat over many of the versions I have tried in the past particularly from 2001-2006 versions. The laptop runs pretty decent once I started getting rid of some of the startup junk and toolbars etc. and the cpu now idles at average of 2%, but still I am weeding out some things I don't want installed and haven't gone too in-depth when looking at startup programs yet. I wish they wouldn't load so much junk on the computers to begin with. Anyway I find NIS 2008 to be an improvement from prior versions.