First notes on the SuSE install. The machine I have for this test is a celeron 550 Mhz, 66mhz Bus, 64Mb Ram, 40GB HD, integrated video, ...... Started at 6:63 PM. The book showed really nice graphical screens for each step of the process. I got the less that graphical screens. No notice as to why. The screen would build and then set there as if it were hung. There was no messaging, and absolutely no opportunity to interact, even though the message line at the bottom said "to change your selections click on the header". After 9:00 PM I restarted in Manual mode. The screens looked identical to what I was getting when I tried to do it in Graphical. But things seemed to run a little faster. And with some delay there was really the possibility to interact. But only using the keyboard, which is OK. At 1:00+- AM the screen told me I was finally ready to log in. With great anticipation I put in my UN & PW and ..... Then I found the Office icon. And I clicked it ..... and somewhere around 2:00AM after seeing the spreadsheet I used the "start" to stop. As far as the first boot after install, I suppose it wasn't much slower than win 2000 pro. And I realize that it is recommended that you install w2p on no less than 64Mb Ram. But unless it really kicks in with the addition or extra ram, I am going to be really disappointed with the speed issue. I, like probably the rest of you, DON'T need anything slower. I do think that the idea of the GNU and all that is really nice and hope that someday I can come to understand how the thing is really supposed to work. I know that the thousands of people who use this every day to conduct real business can’t be setting on their duffs waiting ...... like I was last night. So if any one has the key.. Please pass it around.