OK, I don't have a great browser again. Something with the proxy server is mucking up the system; sometimes, it'll stall trying to access a page and thus kill the 'net connection completely. Any program accessing the net at that time is toast and will freeze. Windows will NOT reboot, forcing me to hit the reset button, which is a pain the in f***ing a$$ on this POS Antec case since it has an itty-bitty little reset button that you have to hit with a pen or something. Antecs case designers are morons. How about a nice, big, reset button, huh? Is that so hard?
The problem is NOT proxomitron, either - a different proxy filter caused the same thing.
A baseball bat is about to meet up with this system, it/windows is pissing me off WAY too much. And of course, Linux just flat-out won't run the few programs I actually USE everyday. Argh!