Not sure about the whole rebranding thing PB is alleged to have done (it's probably true), but it's interesting to hear that a lot of our first PCs were PBs. Same here. Our family purchased our very first computer (pre installed with Windows 95) back in the mid 90s and it was also a PB. It's disheartening to hear them say that PB packaged "used" parts in their computers. I personally thought our PB performed well given the time and circumstances. Sure, it was slow as hell to boot up, but the specs sucked anyway. I do remember it coming with a TON of software CDs including Windows 95 software discs and the whole kit n kaboodle. I'm glad PB is still around, albeit not in the US anymore. I'd consider buying another PB just to see how it is now compared to 12 years ago. Honestly, their "limited edition" laptops don't look half bad and I'd take em over a lot of the other choices here.