Hi... I ordered th CD of Freespire for about US$5.00 which included the shipping and received it in a few days. Decided to use one of my P2's with 128mg of memory for a trial. In spite of the fact that I had some rather troublesome proprietary software on the machine it installed flawlessly although, no surprise, my generic discount radio card (discountinued before XP existed) was passed by. Nevertheless: Passed by is a good thing at times. Other systems would have hung endlessly during an installation process if encountering this hardware. Freespire has thus far installed and operated without a hitch, but being a non-experienced linux user I am still bugged as I am at a loss for the method to install other softwares not supplied with Freespire. Is it impossible for Linux based software to come up with an equivalent to an *.exe install device... or am I just ignorant regarding this area? Freespire apparently offers a direct connection to a click & install website for software ready to work with this operating system. I am supposing that in general that means anything 'Linux'. But another person has told me that this may mean Windows software as well. (On to the Freespire forum, in time to learn more.) One negative comment about something which has driven me crazy on my old P2 in regards to the mp3-cd player included with Freespire. It appears to find it necessary to import any file you might want to listen to before it can be played. Why? Time-consuming and annoying is the word. I found myself longing for Winamp in a Linux world. I mean... This is a rather basic device to want to have available for everyday use. And worse... It seems to consume endless amounts of system memory to use. In fact, worse than the import procedure was the fact that my 128mg P2 the system was eventually overwhelmed by the simple task of attempting to import and play multiple mp3s. I thought that XP was bad compared to Win98 in this area, but on my other P2 I have surfed the web, listened to music, processed music or watched tv and sometimes more... at the same time, without a burp, slowdown or blue screen. Admittedly, WIn98 is better for that on a P2 than on XP. In fact I have even recorded in CD quality 2 different live audio programs at the same time flawlessly) one being downloaded from the web in real time via dial-up and the other entering my PC from line-in) in Win98. Yet simply playing an Mp3 file on the Freespire player seems to be the equivalent have decyphering thread theory mathematics using the same P2 PC. What gives? Anyway, I come to muse and pass on my very slight and short-lived experiences with Freespire. I have admittedly learned a great deal which has not been mentioned here regarding the utilization of Linux-based systems in 24 hours with Freespire. That is an extremely significant phenomenom. Also please note: All of my previous passes at Linux have left me fleeing and formatting my drives within a short time for WIndows based systems in disgust. The only (not so recent) previous system with which I could have lived with such happiness besides WIndows (simply because I have better things to do than become a tech-head to computer junk) was OS/2. I would say... very promising is this experience. Beyond that, I found myself feeling like I was flying when I plugged in my previous hard drive with a twin boot of XP Pro and Win98 on the same machine. But then again, I am very apt with the configuration of those systems by now. Anyone else out there with Freespire today? Any Advise or feedback? Enjoy the weekend. Dan PS... As much as I am stuck with Windows I am one that would happily convert if offered a reasonable alternative (fitting my interests.) It continues to be all too obvious how Microsoft constantly manipulatives their software to ensure that the use of any alternative devices within their system will provide a poor computer experience. Example: Some recent changes within the hotmail websites have left Mozilla users fighting to continue to access a hotmail account.