Thanks for the advice, ribistolfi. I didn't change the profile, but I did import bookmarks from Firefox to Seamonkey. In Seamonkey, the first place I went was a problematic (and crucial) site, Statcounter.com. Bingo, system crash as soon as I tried to access my site stats. A problem with the Gecko engine, perhaps? I don't know of any way to get Vector going again when this happens, other than a hard shutdown.
This is a serious problem, folks. Firefox is very stable on 98 and XP - Linux is supposed to be better. I need excellent cross platform compatability in order to migrate to Linux, because I still need to use Windows a LOT until I can manage my business through VL. If I can't surf the web, I can't use Linux, and I'll be forced (eventually) to swallow the crap MS has foisted upon us with Vista. You Linux folks have a golden opportunity here with Vista, but the window is small. I don't like Ubuntu (or Kubuntu), and PCLOS is too bloated for my taste. Also, I dont have endless time to screw around and don't know Linux well enough (yet) to do it, although I'm pretty good with a computer.
Here is my system, if it will help.
Abit NF7S R2 board.
Athlon XP Mobile Barton 2500, OC'd to 3600.
512 MB dual channel ddr ram.
Primary HD - 60 GB Seagate ST36000, 4 partitions (fat 32, ntfs, ext3 (thank god for journaling), linux swap (1+ gb)). This drive is an IDE with a SATA adapter on a SATA channel.
Secondary HD - 80 GB WD, 2 partitions, fat32, ntfs.
Nvidia Geforce 4 MX440, 8x AGP, 128 MB. Proprietary Nvidia driver included in Vector download installed. What can I say, 3d is nice.
HP Deskjet 842C and Kyocera FS1700+ printers on Osicom print server. All old, but incredably reliable.
Help please. I wanna be Vector Linux.