Okay; I admit there is an appeal to getting Windows free, and I appreciate our Reformed Musing's reports and instructionals (and this is not directed at you Bob but generally); but when I read stuff like this, in addition to my eyes glazing over, I am reminded of those types that insisted on hanging on to the command prompt for everything after GUIs came in. So does Linux have a teckie dark side requirement? Can "normal" people who are agnostic to the Linux religion run Linux and use all their Windows based software and/or experience they rely on? Without a tech to upgrade them every time? For instance, I publish books. I rely on some pretty hefty Adobe programs; and best I can gather Linux can't run these. So my question; what good are you?