When I first started using Linux it had many impressive, if not attractive, features. For the price of a blank CD-R, I could turn my home computer into a production quality, web/SQL/email/news/chat/proxy/younameit server. On the desktop side I could check email, surf the net, chat with geeks, word process, program anything under the sun, and do just about anything that could be done with a computer. I had it all. Or so I thought.