I finally got Ubuntu up and running on my old laptop. I have tried in the past, but could never get my wireless to work. I have 7.10 installed now, may update to 8.4 eventually. The only issue I have as of now is that it doesn't seem to remember my wireless password after I reboot. I still have a bunch of playing to do to see how to install stuff and the like. We'll see. I can't say I like the terminal all that much, seems antiquated to me.