Ok, my computer(System SPecs) died. and right now is in cold storage until i can figure out how to go about to fix it(need money). And so i got a freebie computer from my dad. Its a true POS, left over from the days of windows 98. unfortunately he took it to the IT guys at work back then and they installed 200Pro on it, they added a ram upgrade but its SDRAM not even ddr. The hardest part is i have Xp disks, but with an inferior processor and ram, even less than the requirements for XP its out the windows, I don't have 98 disks, and well Linux seems like the only option. Here is the Specs Intel Cyrix 366MHz Processor 3.2GB hard drive i suspect it has 98-100MB's of ram ATI Rage2c AGP graphics with 4MB SDRAM It does have a floppy, and a 32x cd drive, and a Ethernet network port(added by the IT guys). Ok, now what i was wondering is this: 1. Does linux use more ram and system resources than windows 200Pro? 2. I was thinking of using this as a buisness computer for my stock and bond's and what not. Can linux (or a distro) even run something like Microsoft Excell. 3. Is linux have a gui (mouse) interface or is it command prompt? It doesn't bother me since im fairly skilled at Command promt, but im think if 2 is fesiable then haveing a mouse would make it a little easier. 4. If numbers 2 and 3 are feesible then are there drivers for the ATI and lan drivers and what not? 5. What would be the best way of setting this up. Thats about it Thanks guys!