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I just re-booted Windows XP Professional for the third time this weekend. The power of being able to run a dozen applications at once is nice, but having to shut them all down (sometimes by having to turn off the power) and then start them all again is frustrating. I recently bought a Lindows computer from Walmart.com. I was curious about it and so I bought one to try it out. It was $300 including the operating system. For an additional $99 I got access to 1,600 applications. When you install a new application on it you just “click ‘n run”. No re-booting. It uses Linux as the underlying operating system. I haven’t had time to try out the Lindows claim that it can run Windows applications in addition to Linux applications. I am getting motivated to spend some more time trying that. I’ll have much more to say about Lindows in future postings. Stay tuned.