Just a heads-up. In my journey to debug my Windows 2000 Page Load Failure problem, I found an interesting version of Linux that is very polished and user friendly: Linux Mint 8.
Down load the iso image. Burn the CD. Change the BIOS to boot from CD first. Stick it in and GO!
Boot from CD with no hard drive installation. I am posting right now from Linux using the built-in Firefox 3.5. Connected to the internet seamlessly, found my USB thumb drive. With 512 MB of installed memory: have open two Browser windows, Thunderbird email, system monitor, text editor, and streaming 40lbhead audio. Memory usage 55%. AND NO HARD DRIVE. Very Cool!