When XP is no longer supported I'm going to keep this PC around for gaming/multimedia, disconnected from the net. So the new box I buy will be used almost exclusively for browsing. The only other thing I'll probably be doing is writing with the OpenOffice Writer. So I'm going to go in another direction and ditch Windows. I'm looking for recommendations on what OS to use. Security is of course a key criteria, but at the same time I don't want it to be a PITA to use. I don't need or want any bells & whistles, as I stated I'll still have this PC around for play. I want it to be simple & secure. I'm thinking of going dual-boot in the meantime to get the hang of it so my transition is smooth when it's time to make the change. So... what should I go with? Also, what type of desktop should I buy to put it on? I know very little about MAC's. I don't mind spending some $. Since I haven't spent any on my computer in a long time, I'm going to treat myself this time around. And without getting too specific, what type of security is built into said OS? And what isn't covered that I may want to add (i.e. Sandboxie)? HIPS? I read about OpenBSD being a secure OS. But I saw it had IPsec built into it, and it made me wonder if that would cause conflicts with using OpenVPN (which is a must for me). I greatly appreciate any help.