Commodore 128 to Windows 95 to Windows ME then dual boot Suse. A few versions of Suse later the whole thing did a meltdown due to hard drive failure. One new drive later and a newer Suse distro got the box up and running, no Windows. Now dual booted with Suse and Puppy Linux. Meanwhile, a laptop with Windows Vista lasted a bit over 3 years (the warranty period) and promptly burned up the AMD processor. Now using a laptop with Windows 7 and an Intel CPU. Much less heat. Still use the Linux box when I need to use my old but trusty scanner.