Thank you all for the help. I didn't mean for this to go off subject but that prism- break URL is interesting. Thanks. But yes, I was inquirying into Linux cuz of security reasons. I understand it's much more secure & the info here has helped. And MikeyD, "....the only TRUE way to stop NSA surveillance is to stop using the Internet altogether. " Boy, would that be a harsh life or what? We've become so depended upon the Net I can't imagine w/o it anymore. Thanks folks.