Glad I noticed this thread in my unread posts listing.
Today I was going to 1. Convert to KDE4 since getting my wireless going in this new laptop.
Get Skype set up.
I think I will get Skype going, then convert to KDE4 on this laptop,
If I can be of help, let me know, I have plenty of boxes with various Windows, virgin PCLinuxOS, and tainted PCLinuxOS around.
Soon I want to have some VM stuff to play with, but this is enough for now.