Oay! Yes..the last all-nighter for awhile...I guess. Downloaded tons of little helper aps..calculators... very small...some free...all look very helpful for different engineering functions, needs and conversions. Well...this is where the rubber meets the road, folks. Time to line up sponsers, build a prototype (or two),etc. Fun..fun..fun! Going to get started with linux...but not sure which distribution. Slackware usta be the geek choice for power and stability...so I'll have to see. I wonder if IBM has a fav...or one of their own by now.