Noob trifecta = Noob to Linux, generally, Noob to Linux techspeak, Noob who cut the apron strings to Windoze. I've test-driven a number of Linux distros for nearly a year after quitting Windoze cold turkey and taking the plunge. I've had good experiences and not so good experiences. As I type this, I do so on the good graces of PCLinuxOS 2007. <--Best Linux-based OS so far (for me). Earned my lumps with Ubuntu Feisty, Gutsy, Puppy, MiniMe, Tinyme, MINT, Elive and Saboyan. Tried gOS because it looked like it held a lot of promise - especially for those of us who are financially-strapped and have to make do with older hardware. The concept of engaging online applications (mostly via Google) just makes sense so as to not overbloat the steam-powered machine's capacities. BRILLIANT! I downloaded the gOS v1.5 (I think) and tried to take it for a test drive. I found NO WAY to get it to connect to the internet on my elderly, hard-wired, broadband cable connection. So much promise dashed... Then came news of gOS v2.0. WOO HOO!! With that I'll be able to rebreathe life into my neighbor's WinME machine! Or not. Maybe it's just me, but.... As I was attempting to test-drive v1.5 of gOS, I failed to find the [presumed] "double secret" help forums. Which led me to believe that if you didn't PAY Wal Mart for the OS by buying one of their machines, you were pretty much on our own. Then came word that today, January 7th, 2008, v2.0 would "be released". *ahem* FOR SALE??? http://www.thinkgos.com/ I'm rapidly approaching the point where I discard gOS as a viable Linux alternative to Windoze. But then I'm an individual, not a corporation. Has Google sold out? Anybody know of (1) a D/L site for gOS v2.0, and (2) an active/useful help forum for gOS?