I still can not comprehend that the source code of the Linux OS is available for viewing. Unfortunately my skills are not strong enough to take advantage of this at present. I'm archiving my copies of Mandrake 8.2 and Red Hat 7.3. If there were more standards in the computer industry regulating online communication and maybe even communication of objects, than a developer with enough experience could write their own OS without too much difficulty. The Linux source would be an invaluable reference for research. Personally I could go without some of the Windows dressings if I could design my own OS for my specific needs.