I'm kind of talking to myself here, but, being bored off my butt today, I downloaded Linux Mint with Cinnamon. That took an hour and 15 minutes. I burned the ISO to DVD, and popped it in an old laptop from the pile of stuff in my basement.. Booted, found all the hardware unattended, even the on board wireless. I only mention that because I'm constantly amazed that an open source free download does what MS has not been able to do forever .Logged onto my network, so it got updates as it loaded. Took about 40 minutes. There is a tutorial on the JRiver site in the forum section on getting JRiver for Linux. 4 command line cut and paste in a terminal window later, I had JRiver on the Linux system. Took another 15 minutes for all that. Another 15 to move 5250 songs over to the library from my Canvio. Linux saw the Schiit when I plugged it in, and a quick selection for that as the audio (vs. internal speakers) and I was up and using it. It almost seems too easy this way, but for a casual user or the average Joe ( and maybe more than a few audiophiles), this was super easy and cheap. And I used a piece of hardware that really wasn't suited for anything past Vista. I think it stays with the spirit of AK, finding a piece of coal, and pressing it into a diamond. As always, YMMV.