Hi Erik! Sounds like you got a sweet machine too! I got my hands on one of these: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2409131,00.asp Yeah, I would love to follow Roger's suggestion and load Ubuntu on it! Can I buy a clue on how to do that? It won't boot off my Knoppix CD or off a usb. (The BIOS appears to be locked. I see no option to point to anything other than the hard drive for boot.) Soooooo ... how do I get Ubuntu on a hard drive that fits in a desktop unit when all I have are working laptops? Can I get there from here? Great Idea Morgan! I think I still have some old rollerblades up in the attic! I may have to go dig those out! (And I may need to wait a few days as well - it was 73 degrees at 6:30 am yesterday, 55 degrees at lunchtime, and 44 degrees at dinnertime!) ;-PPPPP RonL.