…but installing XP in VMWare Player got me down.
And special side note: don’t think your sister will ever enjoy using Ubuntu Linux. It looks like Windows, smells like Windows, but it also runs much slower than Windows (on my machine at any rate) and doesn’t run most graphically intense websites or games (especially when you’ve got a webserver, database server, and email server running in the background).
Sorry Canonical. Ubuntu just isn’t there yet. Unfortunately, it’s free, and Windows isn’t. So why, oh why, am I installing Windows again?
Answer: A happy sister is worth the extra cost.