I had hoped that moving one computer would reduce the noise level of the computers upstairs, but I was wrong. The Windows box is still noisy. Grrr. I now hate noisy computer more than ever.
I have also admitted to myself that I won't be switching to KDE as my alternative to Windows. My Mac won me over. Also, Unix is just so cumbersome for everything. I can figure this stuff out, but every step is like slogging through mud. Instead, I have this Mac that works. It's not a game machine, but that's way my PS2 and Windows boxes are for.