I decided to buy a better pc and not buy the Linspire box. The same manufacturer has put together a better machine with components I was going to put in myself (DVD burner, memory, more power from PSU). It does come with WinXP (which I will get rid of for many Linux distros since it also comes with a 200 GB harddrive). I'm hoping that since the sound, vid, and nic are all still integrated that they will work since the same manufacturer makes a Linux box. If not, I've been told that if a video card is installed that it will be recognized before the onboard video...so I'll be installing cards for all the integrated components. The pc is built to be upgraded-I like that. Here's the link:
There's an in store credit rebate that'll put this at $430, BTW.
Oh, also because it's not the new kid on the block (AMD Athlon) I'm hoping that kernel modules have already been built by some smart Open Source person.