This is the first time we have been able to communicate with you since my computer gave up. We have had to go out and purchase a new one. We debated for quite awhile before finally making up our mind wheather we really wanted to make a major purchase like this or not. It really is amazing to see just how the price of the computers have come down and with that the more power and accessories that you get. Unfortunately, the big problem with this whole thing is we have had to buy this in France. Not that buying anything in France is a bad thing, it's just that with a laptop computer EVERYTHING is in French... The keyboard is the first noticable thing, as just about all of the keys are different or have a different meaning. Then comes the basic usage areas of the computer, such as the "START" button..it says "démarrer" instead. Then it is all the rest of the catagories that sit above the start button, from programs on. Another interesting thing that I hadn't thought about was the "Spell Check". As you might assume, I can't write a word with out it underlined in red (for a misspelled word). And then, you will just have to put up with all the misspelled words I will be writing because I'm not going to the dictonary everytime I feel I might have misspelled a word...sorry. After all the conversations that Louise and I had prior to finalizing on this purchase, like do we go back to England or maybe The Netherlands to get an "English" keyboard and etc... We are going to continue as best as we can, and ask for your understanding.