Thank you all sooooo much for your valued input. Just for the record, I have 3 P.Cs with no pirated software, including bought and registered software mostly for desktop publishing and music production. I also have 2 lap tops with the same.I am a professional musician by trade, and generally do not support pirating in general. (Think about it for a while, all you geeks who download torrents, mp3s and the like!).
That said, I am experimenting with computers, and building them from scratch was an idea I had to get to know what the hell goes on in the black box. Kinda like when I got my first car....in pieces and had to assemble that. Nice 16th birthday present from Dad.
Thank you to presence 1960 for your suggestion. I thought I would try to get to know windows before attempting other OS. Will keep your suggestion on the back burner for now.
Nice one, Guilty spark, needed a good chuckle.
And lastly........... I live in a 3rd world country. A basic tower, 32 bit, 2.6Gh, 1gig ram, duo core etc (Just the Tower) costs US$ 990.00
To buy XP OS is another $1001 on top. Lets not get into monitors, keyboards and other toys. Compare that with your corner shop and let me know if I am complaining about nothing. The average Middle management salary is around $600-$800 a month, with the lowest rent available anywhere from $450 - $650 a month.
Thanks again to the helpers...