Peace. Well I got my package monday 9/9 and installed it today on my office desktop 9/10. I had fugged with it before at the desktop at my rest and had some display driver / monitor issues, but I resolved them by editing the xconfigs in shell mode to make the horizontal and vertical refresh rates right and exact for my monitor. The I finally got it to show up so now came the big test with my set up in my office, where my decks are at. MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! If you are a DJ or Producer, you are going to bust a nut. Your produce is simply made available for turntablist fondling almost instantaneously. No need to order Pros: - Hardly any latency, they were not kidding when they said "needle drop" although watch the weight balance of the cartridge on your Final Scratch time code vinyl and try not to used warp or bent vinyl, sometimes that throughs the coding off. And scratching????? FUGETABOUDIT!!!!! There is NO DISCERNABLE DIFFERENCE FROM THE REAL THING!!!! Given you are working with digital, the meshes for the scratchs between data points seem to be not existent. The shit is just seemless! - Preservation of any windows filesystems and data, if you are on windows - OS infrastructure does not take up alot of rom (300-500 MB) - hardware interface is not bulky, weighs less than 3 pounds - record box editor allows you to find all digital media on your fat32 partition(s) and imports them into record box database, were you can enter additional info such as proprietor, copyright, BPM for the track, and even stripe tracks to show their wave profile, for easier cuing. - replacement FS vinyl is only 20 bones, I know that is steep but you must consider that data on the vinyl is one of a kind state of the art time code signature, and you would pay that for a 2 plate lp, and is much cheaper the pressing up a dubplate for 50 or more bones. Plus you can scratch on these unlike dubplates, which get ruined quicker. - fug it, the shit works! Your selection and versatility as a "disc jockey" will increase perhaps ONE HUNDRED FOLD or more as you can take advantage of sonic media that has never made it to vinyl. You can get that peculiar eclectic obscure sample you have always wanted to scratch and WORK IT OUT! Cons: - proprietory fscratch.img kernel not directly open source and I don't see how they built the executables. - molded on debian (no redhat molded version _ - can't import into an EXISTING linux os, creates its own I kinda wanted to import it into my Redhat 7.3 os. I run Win2k pro as a host at the rest, and Win2k advanced server at the office. - who in the hell heard of a linux kernel that can only access fat32 file systems??? well that's what these muthafuckas did. you can see the other filesystems on your machine, but you can't mount them unless they are fat32. You can't even mount a fucking linux native or swap file system with ext2 or ext3. What the fuck is that? - Documentation is alright, but you will be hard pressed if you have monitor issues unless you go to the forum at http://www.finalscratch.com to see how others edited there xconfig files. - grub boot loader takes over from your mbr, which is good for linux heads who can stand the learning curve, but bad for win os heads who had other os's besides their main win os they wanted to access, that were booted from the mbr That is all, back to my orgy, I will have sets coming out soon, including some of my work that I produced. Peace.