Thanks all! I am enjoying the world of Linux....it's taking a little getting used to, but I'm liking every minute! I already have Ubuntu up and running on an older Dell desktop. Now if I can get the brightness problem figured out on my laptop I'll be all set. I want to put Linux Mint on my laptop if possible.
Dell Dimension E310 desktop, 2.80 GHz, 2 GB DDR2, 500 GB HDD - Linux Mint 17.2 (Mate 32bit)
Acer Aspire One KAV60 netbook, 2 GB DDR2, 120 GB HDD - Ubuntu MATE 15.04 (32bit)