Zero. That is what I know about Linux. ZEERRROOOO. Okay here is the deal. My wife works for an organiztion that takes in people with mental health problems - specificaly people that are on medication, have been homeles and can't hold jobs. They help these people find affordable housing. My wife works with two houses that have been split up into apartments and are rented out to these people. I have been doing (voluntarily) networking and PC repair work for them since I met my wife. What I have been doing is helping them find donar PC's, I get them to work and I give them to the people to use. Typically these are P2 and P3 machines. They are given to the individuals, if the people can afford it they get some sort of dial up service. Mostly the people use it for the normal stuff; internet, email and word processing. While I have installed some games on the computers I have yet to set up a computer that I really consider capable of playing games on. If these people want to play games (and many do) they get consoles. My wife told me yesterday that she had officially run out of the initial set up donor boxes I set up for them. She said that if I can get my hands on some more PC's she could put them to use. I asked her how many they could use and she was like, 'Any number. If you could get us 20 we could use them all.'. Ouch. I am sitting here thinking about it. The only thing about this project that I have never liked is the OS. Look, there is NO money for this project. None. I completly do my work voluntarily and if it wasn't for me no one would do it at all. I get a PC and it has an OS on it already and I leave it the hell alone. The result is that I am juggling machines that are XP, 2000 and different flavors of 98. I have been just ignoring the legal question of the OS on these machines. I mean, hey if I whipe the drives then the thing is over. So now that my wife has given me this considerable challenge I have found myself thinking about the OS again. I know there are different flavors of Linux out there. Can you guys help point me to one that is: absolutely free is similar enough to Windows (GUI, program bar, desktop etc.) that a user that is not inclined to learn a new OS is not freaked out. Can support: OpenOffice, the major video codecs (is WMV asking too much?), a music player Some sort of a free web browser Anyone have any ideas?