Since I was off an extra (Wed), I decided to switch hard drives for my C2D system I bought off Ebay. It came with Ubuntu 11.10 so I was going to keep it installed for awhile, I really don't care for Ubuntu, but it was a joy to use. I installed Win7 on it first, what a chore that was. I had to unplug the ext. HD before it would continue installing at the partition screen. It seems the ext. HD confused it or something, too many partitions. Once I got W7 installed, I had to use my cell phone to goto Dropbox and download the MIFI adapter driver (RNDISInst). I don't know why Windows doesn't include this by default, but good thing Linux does. Win XP or Vista do not include it either. I installed a fresh copy of the Mageia 3 Alpha 2 LiveCD on the system with 2gb of memory. It is the Gnome 3 version also. So far so good. No issues that I see and the installation went well. It picked up my Windows 7 installation and added it to Grub. It also picked up the external hard drive (500gb) and included my MIFI USB internet adapter without issues. Who says Linux is too hard to install and use??? Just some thoughts on how these installations went.