This is a comparison of two people against the rest of the planet. Your own experience will not lend to the abilities of other people that I've encountered. Further, these are extremely basic functions and not a true comparison. Here is a screenshot of Damn Small Linux: Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Could you imagine the questions as this screen is presented to a less than technical user who wishes to try out Linux for the first time? What the heck is MonkeyWeb? What is a wlcard? And the comparison only proves that the particular version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution is more secure that MacOS and Windows. It lends no proof to any other version - that may include flaws introduced by a Joe Individual developer. I do beg to differ. There are enough free titles to enable a decent use of a Windows PC. Further, many titles are HARDLY expensive. Although with the downturn in the economy, I imagine everything is going to be considered costly. It is quite an effective (and free) application huh? I still have it even though Windows Media Player can do everything I use Winamp for. And why would I use a virtualized environment and possibly introduce bugs that I'd have to go trawling for weeks for in forums...when Windows OEM is fairly inexpensive? Or a Dell/HP desktop with a valid Windows license is more easily obtainable than years past? True, since I ardently disagree that the Open Source community has come up with enough titles to even warrant me switching. I've used GIMP, and it cannot. And the interface was excessively annoying. In case you haven't noticed, I'm a big supporter of a well designed user interface. I have reached the point where my opinion is that an interface should take no more than mere minutes to learn. It should be attractive and encourage the user to actually use the application. Why should I even bother with a software title when the publisher doesn't give a rat's ass about my time? You've only found 2? I've found many. I beg to differ! I can't even turn a corner and not see a Bold or a Curve! While BB users are obviously in a minority, I'd think a customer base of oh...even a hundred million is a significant subset of people to attract! Rumor you say? "Good chunk"? I wouldn't mind seeing stats on this...most of the BB users I know use Windows alone. Only one has knowledge of Linux and supports it...but personally...he uses Vista. PS I'm not a BB user...I much prefer my laptop Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! and a sexy slim gimmicky phone.