I have an old Dell lying around and I thought it would be nice to make this the beginning of a little wireless portal of entertainment... The specs are: 800MHz PIII Processor 512MB of Ram Onboard Intel Graphics Soundblaster (can't remember which one ) 7.1 Sound Card 14GB HDD + 160 Storage HDD I was just wondering if I would be better off with the universal and all compatible Windows XP (which is already installed) or if it would be better to squeeze more out of the system with a linux install... I'm guessing XP, but I can't be too sure so I thought I'd get a second opinion on it. Thanks in advance for your time, MGT EDIT: Also, I was wondering what would be the best way to get a remote control on the PC? I think there is a version of XP called 'Media Center edition' which uses a remote... is there a way of getting just that remote control on a normal XP Home install?