On Mon, 28 Jul 2008 08:40:06 -0700 (PDT), brad wrote:
> Any recommendations for a word processor to do my Master's thesis on?
> Maybe something equivalent to Nota Bene.


The best isn't a word processor: it's LaTeX. If you've never
used it, it might be easier to start with LyX, which provides an
almost-word-processor front end.

http://www.latex-project.org/
http://www.lyx.org/

> What do we think of Asus Linux laptops?


I've been using an S5200N for years and have been quite happy with it.

Bob T.