Just had to mention that my 10 yr. old son, just finished putting together a computer he built from an old Compaq Presario and parts he found in yard sales. It has an old Pentium II 400 Mgh Processor, he put in a 5Gig HDD in which he installed WinXP, and a 40 Gig Hdd in which he installed Ubuntu, I showed him where to find Automatix, and he did everything else himself. Not only did he not use just Linux compatible Hardware, Most of the hardware he used we have no idea even what brand it is. Even the memory chips were from a yard sale and he put in a 256, and two 128's and they work, (Imagine my shock!) He just did this last night and he has this thing up and running almost as well as my emachines, (new in Feb. 05.) He even connected to my HP printer through my computer. (Something I haven't been able to do is hook up to the network computer yet.) I am the first to admit that Ubuntu may not be perfect yet, which may be why they are developing a new version every 6 month's. But Windows is far from perfect too. Which is why it is constantly under development. Oh, Yeh, He is still working on the WinXP install, SP2, and several hours of updates, installing all his programs for anti virus, antispyware, antiadware, antieverythingware. I'm afraid he will run out of hardrive before he gets it setup. I tried about ten distro's myself before I settled on Ubuntu, "because it just works" I guess it just boils down to the fact that, if we all wanted the same things in life it would be a simple world, but it would also be totally boring. God gave us the freedom to choose, why should Bill Gates take it away?