No problems at all with your question, oswaldkelso! I realize I did not really explain my comment about the Linux vs Windows versions. I just did not want people to think they could get a faster machine cheaper by making the hardware changes that I did.
Thank you for a nice reply. I understand it is difficult in these internet voids to remember that our local situation is not the same as our neighbors. I too fall foul of this and need to prompt myself. In a world where half the English speaking population thinks every one has a "best-buy" around the corner. The truth is we don't, and if my comments seemed harsh it was not personal.
I see your into Enlightenment, now E17 on a acer one over a base install (of Debian of course ) may be very nice . Peace