My first PC was an 8086 compaq box with a green monochrome monitor, dual 5 1/4" floppy drives and MS Dos . . . so I've been around this stuff for a tad;
I'm actually using Ubuntu right now on an IBM ThinkCentre desktop box but that install is just about a week old so I'm basically trying to learn file structure, command syntax, security parameters, networking and all the rest on the fly and on parallel distro's at the same time (some might say I'm a glutton for punishment
The gateway box is a freebie I inherited from my stepson, who inherited it from his dad and I want it for simple note taking and spreadsheet creation in the workshop for my job as maintenance manager at an apartment complex. I know the limitations, but if some yahoo drops a gallon can of paint on it while I'm not looking, well, que sera, eh?
I'm having a blast, anyway and it's a rush to see the little pig actually boot up to a gui and connect to my home wired lan and the internet when a week ago it was choking on win98 for nearly half an hour before the desktop would appear.
Thanks for the tips about dillo - I tried out Opera, but haven't looked at Dillo yet - and the kmandla blog; I can't stand America's Got Talent which my wife adores, so this keeps me occupied in the evenings!