I’ve been threatening to load a Linux variant on the main computer in the house for a few years now. It is a 5-year-old Dell that was running XP. I reloaded XP on the thing at least three times. Every time it eventually crawled to a halt. Windows profile corruption most likely. Finally, I am free of Windows on this machine. I installed Ubuntu on it tonight. Good things to come from that – like running the box for another 5 years and being able to do everything I need to on it (except listen to my DRM iTunes tunes…).