I certainly agree, the machine will NOT be a "screamer." FAR from it. But it WILL (eventually, if/ when upgrading) have 4 GB of memory (maximum possible) from the present 512 MB originally installed. (I do already have the memory necessary.) But as a "back-up" for e-mail and light web browsing, it would be (just barely) acceptable. Those tasks are hardly "speed" or performance intensive. (And better than "nothing" if my main i7 computer "gets sick.") If an upgrade does NOT work out, and it remains an XP box, it will still be good for "vinyl to CD (or MP3) transfers." I just won't bother (permanently) upgrading the memory. As interesting (intriguing?) as it may be, I just don't have the time (or perhaps patience?) to set up a computer system with LINUX (of any flavor.) Especially, not for just one application. But thank you for the offer. P.S. I DID add a 3.5" floppy to the machine! The floppy connector IS on the motherboard, and there WAS an extra space for the drive (with a 3.5">5.25" adapter,) so I added it "just for grins." Of course, it is hardly useful for too much, since the hard drive doesn't have a 2GB partition for DOS, but may be useful for some software installs.