Well, I've learned that the ONLY thing I can do with Linux is use Firefox without ripping my hair out. Before, I tried Ubuntu (I was told it was the closest thing to Windows), and then I was convinced to try Linux Mint. Maybe I'm just not a linux guy. I've read, studied, tried, and failed. With Ubuntu, my Wi-Fi card wouldn't work, and the speakers were screwed up. Mint works better, but I just can't do what I need to do. Is there another option besides Wine? anything that works better? I would go back to windows, but I don't have an install CD, and I don't want to pay $200 for Vista Basic.