I am using Corel, not the most recent version but one from a couple of years ago. I also have Mandrake version 6.5, but Corel seemed a little easier for a Linux newbie like me. By the way, the keyboard is plugged in...I guess you do have to ask that. LOL. The keyboard works at the initial menu where I can choose VGA mode etc, but once it goes thru the bootup process, the keyboard is disabled. It is an older ps/2 keyboard and it is literally the only thing I have not replaced recently. I have upgraded everything else. This system is a system I built and runs fine with Windows 98, however, I know I am taking my chances on if my hardware is Linux compatible. It is an Epox motherboard with a 450mhz AMD K62 cpu. I have browsed thru several Linux sites but have never seen a keyboard as being an issue. Thanks for any input you might have, let me know if I can answer any other questions.