Courtesy of Web Junction , you can now get the secret ingredients necessary to upgrade your Gates computer to Windows XP. When I say secret ingredients, I mostly mean the instructions, which until now, had been buried in the bowels of the pacomputing website and not made readily available for Californians.
The reason this info was not made available to California grant recipients is because California didn't participate in one of the Gates grant programs that involved upgrading from NT. But if you buy your own upgrade to XP and follow the instructions, you too can run all those applications your kids love on a current operating systems.
Here's the link: http://pacomputing.webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=7393 
Be advised that this process is not for the faint of heart. Have your tech support person do this and if you don't have a tech support person on staff, have one on call. And remember, you'll undoubtedly have to upgrade your RAM.