About 2 weeks ago we had a bad storm here. Lightening took out our cordless phone base, 3 garage door openers and something in my motherboard on my main desktop. It also blew the telephone company's modem up inside. Fixing the modem was the phone company's job. The rest was up to me. The phones we bought in town. I ordered the controller cards for the garage door openers from Amazon, they should have came in two days. took five, took me about an hour to replace them. The computer was another story. First I bought a new one from Micro Center. It had win 10 on it. Didn't make me very happy when I couldn't seem to get Mint 17 or 18 to load in it for testing. 17 wouldn't boot, 18 gave an error. I took it back, bought a motherboard and processor along with a wireless card for the old computer. Got that all installed and working with the old HDD - however, some things didn't work, like sound out anywhere - went over all the cables etc., to see what was causing this. Even emailed a friend to see if he could tell me anything. Nada. His guess was that Linux didn't support some drivers in sound cards. Was not even using a sound card other than the MB, worked with the old MB. The new motherboard took DDR4 ram, the old one took DDR3 ram, so I had to get that also, failed to mention that above. Well the other night, I got to wondering if the problem with no sound and another issue with the front USB ports might have something to do with the OS in the new hardware. So I loaded Mint 18 in for testing, sound worked, so I upgraded to Mint 18 even though I was happy with 17 and would have like to keep it, I wiped it as sound didn't work with it using the new hardware. Anyone else have similar issues with windows 10 or the new hardware? Looks like I'll be either buying or building a strictly Linux box next time I need a computer. Did find a few sources for Linux computers online. One such computer is almost the exact same build as mine turned out to be, except the one I found has a 450W PS whereas mine has a 350W.