Well, I am just about to take a hammer to my Tomtom Rider. I am trying to load it with maps of the USA, and the effing thing will not operate through Windoze like it should (does anything ever?). ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) The short story is the guy I bought a bike from in Utah is organising a bike service for me, and will get the mount and wiring done for a GPS of my choice at the same time. I planned to use my existing Rider, but that is starting to cut into valuable drinking time. So I do a bit of webbing and start to think the Garmin Zumo 550 is the ducks guts. This thing will do everything I want, and some I don't (do I really want my overly-smart girlfriend correlating my logs...?) Problem is the Garmin PC software seems to be Windoze only. I am taking an EEEPC 900 with me. I have fallen in lust with this thing in the week I have owned it. Took it out of the box, typed in the wireless password and logged onto the wibbly-wobbly web. Literally. 5 minutes and the machine is up and usable. Boot time is 35 seconds. 3 USB ports, and an SD card slot. Small, light and 3 hours of life on batteries. Solid state hard drive with 16GB of memory is enough for anything I want to do with this machine. The only fly in the ointment is it is linux. This is not a problem, as I run this on two other PCs from choice, but the Garmin stuff is stated as windoze only. So my question is, does anyone have experience with Garmins and Linux? Ordinarily I would do the research, think about it, scratch my nuts and find an answer. The issue is I leave on 01-Sep, and have shedloads of work getting in the way. Yes, I know EEEPCs are available with Windoze, but I would rather stick hot needles in my eyes. At least the "tsissst" sound has a calming effect. The EEEPC by the way does not have a built-in C compiler, so binaries are a problem (it this is greek to you, you are in the majority).