How lucky I can call myself only knowing Linux and this system has come a long way. On my first Redhat box one had to hack the sound yet. I still have the instructions for it. Now if something does not work I kick it out and try something else. If a program will not install, delete it. That simple. I am less than a year with VectorLinux-5.8, built a nice house for my needs. What worries me now is that I apparently cannot upgrade to VL5.9 instead have to make a new install. That one sucks.