For those of you who are fans of Linux and like somewhat minimal distributions, I just installed Archbang Linux on my laptop. The install script runs in the terminal, which is somewhat archaic, but is only a mild annoyance if you have some familiarity with Linux. The installation went off without a hitch, and the bootloader detected Windows on my other partition and properly set my dual-boot options. The Openbox desktop environment is fast and clean. I like the minimalism of it. A nice wallpaper and a little tweaking of conky, and the whole things looks rather nice:
“...a writer's most powerful weapon, his true strength, was his intuition...if the critics combined to discredit an author's nose for things, he would be reduced to a fearful creature who took a mistakenly guarded, absurdly cautious approach to his work..." - Felix J. Palma, The Map of Time.
You, too, can get a copy of Lorelei and the Lost and Found Monster from Amazon.com.