Hi I'm still interested in running Ubuntu in a Virtual Machine. What free VM software do people use. I'd pay for VMware Player if I was sure it would work but after my experience with Virtual Machine I'd like to actually try it out before I buy it. Mike I just found that there is a free version of VMware Player, so I'm going to give that a try. Back again.... I installed VMware Player, and I installed the latest version of Ubuntu in it. I'm logged into the forum from it right now. Much easier then Virtual Machine, it only took a few minutes.