Yesterday, amidst promises of free software, I successfully installed Linux on my unsuspecting Gateway. Aside from the fact that Ubuntu seems to be warring with my wireless card, it's pretty nifty! I had trouble installing my scanner, since it's a new model, but the great Linux online helpers fixed that for me. I also can't get stuff from Money2002 ported over... but Nathan found a way around that. Incidentally, he's my Linux hero. I never would have tried it if he hadn't suggested it, tried it first, and helped me install everything. In return, I'm doing his laundry and cooking his lunches this week.
Now off to rollerblade.