hmm well i personally don't know anything about linux. except for a while some computers in one of our computer labs had linux on it. i think their basic idea though was to keep it really very simple so we couldnt get in any trouble... haha. um, oh so here is a question for you all... on the product page for this computer, it says there is a pc card slot. does that mean it is an empty one, or is it the same one that is probably being used for the card reader?