So, I tried Ubuntu's Studio flavor, and while it was nice, most of it I'll never use. Which brings me to the reason I have fallen in love with Ubuntu: You can REALLY streamline a system. My laptop "streamlined" under windows took up like 17GB in OS/Programs. Ubuntu, with the same apps? 3G. Basically Audacity/Hydrogen for audio/drums, GIMP for pics, Avast for AV, Opera for browser, and OpenOffice for word/excel stuff (that I never use) Replace Hammerhead for Hydrogen and AVG for AV and you have my old windows selections. Im still in shock. My laptop loads and runs better. The only things that are bugging me are: 1) picture uploading to photobucket. Flash seems to have some issues. The pics upload, but the uploader just sits there. Im a little concerned about this since I think Soundclick uses a similar uploader. I have flash 10 thru the add/remove utility 2) I chose Avast over Avira simply cus it was DL deb file->install. Simple. I couldn't find anything like that for Avira. If anyone has any suggestions or instructions for a good FREE antivirus for Ubuntu, tell me Also, does Avast run as a shield to prevent viruses or do I have to manually scan every so often? 3) Spyware. Don't know if Avast deals with it, or any other malware stuff. Suggestions would be really nice Other than that, I can't wait to do some recording and such Maybe even just hook up the GT-10B via usb and see what happens.