Google can now accomodate you on that one. Following last week's announcement that it will now be offering a free collaborative web-ap for making presentations and slide shows (can you say PowerPoint knock-off? Uh oh, was that my outside voice?), Google has quickly tacked on chart inserts to its spreadsheet ap (i.e. It's Excel knock-off... uh oh, there goes that voice again).
For those of you struggling with Vista
One of the many complaints about Vista is that it eats up to much of the hard drive. One of the reasons why: Apparantly, system restore can take up to 15% of your hard drive. Windows XP featured a slider bar to control that problem. Vista did away with the slider bar. Here's a great little workaround I found on Lifehacker.