You know what? I think I shall trust you on this one! I have looked and have seen Mandrake 9.2 i586 (looking aside from the obvious connections to Macintosh) and will download it - it should be done in three days give or take. All the CDs.
I think this will be worth it - at least to save face and have an actual idea of what its like and be able to back my points up more fairly!
Just wondering, Office will work on this? I just saw Lotus and I thought euw!