I'm new to Linux and I'm 59 years old, so we're doing the old dog - new tricks thing. I know enough about computers to get myself in serious trouble sometimes. I was at my brothers for Thanksgiving and saw that he was throwing away a 7 year old Dell computer. He said it was old, slow and the drive was being maxed out. I brought it home and discovered it had a bug and tons of worthless programs on it. I erased the drive and decided to try an OS called Ubuntu that I'd heard tales about. WOW!!! I won't go into the learning curve of downloading ISO's, creating USB bootups, etc., etc. It was so successful that I decided to try it on an old Gateway laptop. Getting the wireless to work was interesting, but thanks to Ubuntu Forum and Yahoo search, it's what I'm using to enter this post. I have an old 1998 Gateway that is going to get the treatment next. If Ubuntu gets that thing going!?!?!?, I'll have to let out a real big WOW! I want to thank all of you who are involved in this wonderful enterprise and I hope you put Microsoft on the run.