So I've got Hardy installed and I will do the rest like my dial up bluetooth networking later.
I do have one issue and I could not find a thread about it. The mouse movement is very jerky and slow. Like Windows would do if it was working hard in the background. Now here is the strange part. While the OS is loading and while it is working, loading a program, the mouse moves fine. Once it stops loading and the hard drive goes silent, the mouse jerks again. Very weird.
It's an old A4Tech 5 button mouse. about 8 years old. Optical. Dual Wheel 4D++
The buttons and wheels work fine. Just the motion and click response.
The CGI for the Halo movie will be rendered on Linux boxes. This is a surprise considering how much experience Microsoft has with Bluescreens.