Thanks I will check if it can be disabled, it would be great if I could disable it and use it like a normal laptop, but I doubt it can be. I am sceptical, because frankly I don't believe that MS is in it for anything other than the money (eg. make pirated XP etc not work) and so being able to switch it off would mean it was pointless putting their moeny into its developement.
But that is slightly an aside, what I don't know is wether the TC restrictions will impack me using Linux.
And if the TC can't be disabled, will that prevent me from installing and running Linux?
And how hard will it be to do?