Hello out there in computerland. I have played around with Redhat and a couple other flavors in the past, but now I am serious about finding a replacement for Windows XP before it's support goes away. I just cannot consider windows 8, because I've heard too many people complain about it. I bought the 6 disk set of Slackware 14.0 and it has been very educational. Darkstar is currently a G4e620n mb with a P4 2.66 ghz and 512mb of ram. It should suffice for now. I don't think I will ever be a Guru, but I will try to help if I can. I've been playing with, and building my own boxes for quite a while. I don't go for the most expensive components (cheap is good, free is better is my mantra), and a lot of what I use would be considered OLD, but I am surrounded by 6 computers of different flavors, and they do what I need them to do.