Yeah, I like that...
Tried every conceivable form of available install for Ubuntu Linux 8.04 on Dell Inspiron dual core.
All versions and alternate 32bit, 64 bit.
Zero, zilch, the null set.
However, 7.10 works like a champ, just not with newer versions of Firefox 3.0, Transmission,
Firestarter, by default, the updates that 8.04 provides. (Well, by enabling ALL THE usefull repositories,
there are at least 225 upgrade packages, so that's a plus).
Thanks for the feedback,