This weekend, I upgraded to system to Mandrake 8.0 and am still recovering from a lack of sleep. The setup is good, except for a few key components. WindowMaker needs a new install, and Mozilla could use an upgrade. Gaim is already there, and I love the new kmail and knode. Xchat is a newer version with cool features. The only major problem is the kernel. It is 2.4.3 with all the associated bugs. I just have to make sure that I print the options from the Mandrake kernel 2.4.3 for framebuffer and non-fb kernels. It supported my CD-RW and both sound cards with kernel modules out of the box with even more modules if necessary. I still can’t get my Logitech USB mouse working properly, but I will soon. Just a matter of modules.