so, is there an equivalent to the windows ctrl.alt.del for mandrake or any other linux? Right now my realplayer is stuck and I am going to reboot to unstick it. Last night my system froze, so I may as well ask if anyone knows why a system would do this after functioning flawlessly for a few months. Does Linux generate temp or other files that bog the system down and should be removed occasionally? Are there certain routines that I should enable to clean the system or system logs? Right now I never allow the system to stay up for more than 12-15 hours at a time so are there auto routines that I am not letting run? Thanks.