Ok, I'm cruising with PCLOS on a laptop and I'd like to monitor the Load Cycle Count to ensure that the spindown is not happening too fast. In Ubuntu the following command allows you to see the count: sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep Load_Cycle_Count Is there a way of viewing this in PCLOS. BTW, PCLOS is real easy to use, I installed via Minime so strictly speaking, I have a Beta, in reality, this is more like an RC or even a final. Hasn't coughed once, rercognised everything except my SD Card. I have to manually start the internet connection each time I start the computer; this probably means that I haven't properly configured the Net Connection stuff. Even if that's not the case and I haven't really looked at it carefully, it a very small price to pay for such a great distribution. There sure are some fine Linux Distros about and this is one of them.