Old reliable (my Acer 5315) bit the dust the other day (screen went out)... After retrieving all my data w/ a LCD, I embarked on a mission to get a new, fairly inexpensive laptop. Ended up w/ an Acer 4388. Not a bad deal really (299 after tax).. I want to like Win 7, cuz everyone says how great it is, but.. I just can't. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+-+...rive/2845071.p?id=1218356319700&skuId=2845071 It's a little low on ram for a 64bit system (which I have no idea why they installed 64bit)... so I expected it to be a little slow. Speed is not my issue w/ it however. Maybe I'm just to used to Linux, but this interface sucks. I considered XP pretty good, this just has to much "pizzaz" for me, and for a pc/laptop w/ limited specs, it's just unnecessary. I think Linux should set up on this laptop fairly easy... I've spent the last few hours uninstalling crap, clearing space, etc.. and should be booting a Live USB any time. I'll keep you updated..