I installed Ubuntu Studio and KDen Live on my netbook just to see if they work well together. They do! KDen Live also loads pretty quick for that low powered machine. Anyway, that was just a test. Can anyone suggest the most affordable PC I can get that will handle HDV editing. I imagine it needs to be dual core and allow for up to 4 gigs of RAM right? Dell had an Inspiron that starts at $279 or so but when it's all said and done, it's more like $400:-( Is there a lower range costing PC that'll handle HDV? Say around the $250 area?