My half-brothers (ages 16 and 18) have had bad luck with their laptops. The laptops are regularly infected with crap, they don't work the way they need to, and down time is greater than uptime. So about a month ago, I installed ubuntu on them and now everything works like a charm. Their songs? check. Games? check. (using wine). Website browsing? check. Word processing? check. Everything works as it should - I love linux.