She's got Vista on her machine, which has been working well for her but is a resource hog. She likes fancy graphics effects and all that. I think I'm going to install SUSE and use some of the 3D desktop effects for her. I'll set it up as dual boot, because she's got things in Windows (like Guitar Hero and Sims) that she likes. Seems to me that SUSE should be a pretty good distro for her to have on her machine. When she's not playing games, I expect she might use SUSE as her OS of choice because she really likes it on my laptop. I tried SUSE a number of versions ago, and it has been vastly improved since then. I recommend anyone download the 11.1 LiveCD and take a look. EDIT: For anyone looking, you can also download SUSE onto DVD, but the download is much larger. I recommend the LiveCD. It doesn't come with as much software installed, but that's not a bad thing because you can then add the packages you want and eliminate the ones you don't. I have installed OpenSUSE 11.1 twice now, and both times I let it automatically set up GRUB, which is what allows dual boot into Windows. Both times it worked as it should. With a prior version of SUSE I had to go in and configure the menu.list file for GRUB to get Windows to boot again. If you try SUSE and can't get Windows to boot, don't panic. Windows is still there (unless you did something dumb like install over your windows partition) and it is just a matter of getting GRUB to point to it. I might be able to help.